Recreation at North Fork St. Lucie Aquatic
Preserve includes canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, sailing, water skiing,
wake boarding, catch-and-release fishing, and nature viewing.
Eco-tour operations provide pontoon trips to educate residents and visitors about the biology and ecology of
the aquatic preserve, such as a visit to the bird rookery in Mud Cove during the peak of the
nesting season (February to July).
The Savannas Preserve State Park provides an ADA
accessible kayak launch on the North Fork of the St
Lucie River at the Halpatiokee Nature Trail location.
The entrance is located on US1 in Port St. Lucie, south
of SE Village Green Drive, about 3/4 mile north of
Walton Road. The launch allows transfer from a
wheelchair to a kayak or canoe and has a Pull On/Pull
off ramp and a paved parking area.
aquatic preserve currently contains five public boat ramps, three public canoe stopovers and
two public marinas. The
five public boat ramps include:
- White City Park.
- River Park Marina.
- Veteran's Memorial Park at Rivergate.
Sandpiper Bay Marina.
C-24 Boat Ramp.
The three canoe stopovers are located at:
With the exception of
Sandpiper Bay Marina, public access points are associated with adjacent
public lands and
managed by local and state agencies.
Halpatiokee Trail has an ADA launch for paddlecraft.