Sebastian Inlet State Park Shut Down Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Sebastian Inlet State Park
Sebastian Inlet State Park

The Sebastian Inlet State Park has been shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This comes after the Department of Environmental Protection announces that at the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP have closed all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23.

DEP has taken many measures to continue providing resource recreation at our State Parks during this time, such as limiting operating hours and reducing visitor capacity at parks with high visitation. Unfortunately, this has not resulted in the reductions needed to best protect public health and safety as Florida continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“We appreciate the public’s cooperation and understanding as we work to prioritize the welfare of our communities and staff. We look forward to welcoming you again to our award winning state parks as soon as possible,” DEP said in a statement.

For additional information on Florida State Parks, please contact 850-245-2157.

Also, the governor also closed all Indian River County beaches as of today.

Sebastian boat ramps and parks should be open since they belong to the city.

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