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Canaveral Lock

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Nice view. Enjoyed seeing lock

There are some picnic tables here and a nice view of the port. The lock is interesting to see. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jupiter, Florida
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So tranquil

I wish I had my drone to take some aerials. I experienced one of the prettiest sunsets ever. Sit on... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Peekskill, New York
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998 Mullet Rd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are some picnic tables here and a nice view of the port. The lock is interesting to see. This is close to the port.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DiverM
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not an easy location to find. Went there twice during our stay at Cape Canaveral. No manatees or dauphins.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

I wish I had my drone to take some aerials. I experienced one of the prettiest sunsets ever. Sit on a bench and just stare. You might see a dolphin or a manatee. The lock can sense if animals are swimming and not hurt them....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 878teamh
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We rode our bikes to the Canaveral Lock and got to see dolphins and manatees up close. It is fascinating to watch the great engineering feats of managing water levels for boats.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank trvlfam1
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Get an up-close view of how the lock works, especially if you go end-of-day on weekends when all the recreational boats are leaving the channel. A little hard to find but worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cmanofcape
Reviewed 21 July 2018

It is hit or miss there as far as seeing wildlife, but certainly worth a look. After all, this is nature, not SeaWorld. We love going to the locks when we visit the Port for lunch or an early dinner. It is a very interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MC-JunoBeach
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

If you've never seen a working water boat lock before just check it out , pack a lunch and just enjoy the view and you might just get lucky enough to watch it work and see how the boats go from the ocean to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank capt jeff f
Reviewed 27 March 2018

At the end of our stay in Cocoa Beach we had some time to kill before we could check into our hotel in Orlando. I did a quick Tripadvisor search and thought we'd check this out and possibly see a manatee. We initially parked in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Not much happening when we went. Small craft wind advisories out, so not much traffic on lock. Nice picnic areas. A but hard to find, but worth it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Out of the way, but great place to relax and watch the birds of Florida. Lot of pictures can be taken and when the boats come through you get to watch and enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank karen m
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