Haulover Canal and Rookery Island Aerial

Haulover canal can be found on State Road 3. Drive from Titusville on the Max Brewer Causeway east across the Indian River Lagoon, past the refuge visitor's center until you come to the only stoplight. this is the intersection with State Road 3. Turn left at the light and head north until you come to the bridge at Haulover Canal. there are landings on either side of the bridge.

To get to Rookery Island, which is the first island out the west (left) end of the canal, cross the bridge at Haulover Canal. Turn to the left immediately after crossing the bridge and follow the dirt road as it first turns back towards the canal and then turns to the right along the canal's edge till it meets the lagoon. When you get to the lagoon, the island can be seen almost straight offshore looking to the soutwest. It is the closest island. This is a designated rookery and no human presence is allowed. Paddling near the island you will see a series of stakes around the island in the water. This is the closest approach zone.