Map of Freddie Patrick Park boat ramp parking configuration with enter and exit traffic access points (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Port Canaveral, FL – July 7, 2020 – The Canaveral Port Authority is expecting boat trailer parking at Port Canaveral will be in high demand again during the 2020 Federal Atlantic Recreational Red Snapper Season –  July 10, 11, and 12, 2020 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) which opens at 12:01 AM on July 10, 2020, and closes at 12:01 AM on July 13, 2020.

As always, boat trailer parking at the Port’s Freddie Patrick Park boat ramps and Rodney S. Ketcham Park boat ramps is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Boaters – at all times – whether parking at these boat ramps or not— can access the ramps to launch their boat and seek parking elsewhere for their vehicle and trailer.

To promote the safety and enjoyment for all, boaters are strongly advised to have a plan before arriving at Port Canaveral. Electronic signs along George King Boulevard will advise arriving boaters if trailer parking at Freddie Patrick Park boat ramps is at capacity. Once the lot is full, boaters will still be able to drop in at Freddie Patrick Park boat ramps, however they will need to seek parking elsewhere for their vehicle and trailer.

Boaters who drop their boat at any Port Canaveral boat ramp should ensure they have a capable operator on board their vessel to safely move and hold their vessel away from the boat ramp launching area while they seek parking for their vehicle and trailer.

In an effort to accommodate the anticipated parking demand, the Canaveral Port Authority is also offering free boat trailer parking on the front lawn of the Port’s Maritime Center (445 Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral) An electronic sign on George King Boulevard will direct boaters to the special event boat trailer parking entrance. Port Canaveral staff will be on hand to ensure boaters park safely and with courtesy to ensure easy exiting of the area.  Refer to the below map for Maritime Center parking site detail. Boaters parking at the Maritime Center are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Freddie Patrick Boat Ramp.

Map of Port Maritime Center front lawn parking configuration with enter and exit access points (Canaveral Port Authority)

Important Reminders about Port Canaveral Boat Ramps and Parking

·       Boat ramp parking is always free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  When the lot is full, it’s full and boaters will need to seek parking elsewhere for their vehicle and trailer.

·       Port Canaveral boat ramps are free and open 24/7, 365 days a year. Boat ramps do not close.  Boaters, whether parking at the ramps or not, can access the ramps to drop their boat and tackle.

·       Boaters who drop their boat at any Port Canaveral boat ramp should ensure they have a capable operator on board the vessel to safely move and hold the vessel away from the boat ramp launching area while they seek parking for their vehicle and trailer.

·       Please be aware that vehicles and trailers left in unauthorized areas may be towed.

Click the link to download the maps: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/kdP8nT0BsH

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Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral hosts nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com