Mosquito Lagoon

History

Bootleggers during the Prohibition Era smuggled spirits to Mosquito Lagoon even when forbidden. The Vann family was the host of many parties which lasted for many days. That place eventually became Vann’s Island. During the Civil War, the Confederate soldiers thought the Shipyard Island as a good place to repair broken vessels. Orange Island once had a grand plantation.

Getting There

Tourists can drive to Mosquito Lagoon, which is just 45 minutes from Orlando, The Kennedy Space Center, and the Port of Cape Canaveral.

Weather

Mosquito Lagoon ranges from Ponce de Leon Inlet (Volusia County) to the northern part of Merritt Island. The average summer temperature of Volusia County is 81°F, and with an average winter temperature of 61.5°F.

What to Wear

During summer months, it is advisable to wear light-colored and cool clothing, especially those made from cotton. Women can wear skirts and cool sundresses. Flip flops are definitely something to bring. If you plan to stay outdoors for longer hours, bring along a hat, a pair of shades for eye protection, and apply a generous amount of sunblock with a high SPF, applying every 2 to 3 hours.

When on business meetings, wear appropriate clothing made of light-colored and cool materials. For night outs, it is advisable to wear appropriate outfits.

During the rainy seasons, be sure to have a jacket or sweatshirt. Same goes for non-rainy days but with cooler nights.

Fishing

Welcome to Mosquito Lagoon, considered as the Redfish Capitol of the World. This lagoon and the Indian River are heaven for anglers who can experience shallow fishing all year round. Famous fishing areas include the Tiger Shoals and the Whale Tail Shoal.

Listed below are some of the varied fishes that can be found in Mosquito Lagoon:
Amberjack
Barracuda
Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin
Grouper
Mackerel
Marlin
Shark
Snapper
Wahoo
Yellowfin Tuna

BEST MONTHS TO FISH
Amberjack – February to April, November to December
Barracuda – whole year round
Bonito – January to March, September to December
Cobia – January to April, November to December
Dolphin – January to April, June to July, December
Grouper – January to March, November to December
Mackerel – April to May, October to December
Marlin – April to August
Shark – July to September
Snapper – January to April, November to December
Wahoo – January, May to June, November to December
Yellowfin Tuna – April to August

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR WHEN FISHING
The following are the most appropriate outfit when going for a fish:

• hat
• sunglasses
• light long sleeves, cool light-colored cotton outfits
• jacket or other rain gear
• boat shoes
• sun screen with high SPF

The following should also be in your A-list:

• camera
• cooler
• water or your preferred beverages
• food

Attractions and Activities

Some of the attractions which can be found near Mosquito Lagoon are:

*Kennedy Space Center

*Mosquito Lagoon RV Park
419 E. Halifax Ave., Oak Hill, FL 32759
(321) 749-0061
info@mosquitolagoonrvpark.com
http://www.mosquitolagoonrvpark.com/index.html
>Their amenities include:
• large level sites and pull through sites
• sites with picnic tables
• cabin rentals
• kayaks
• tiki deck
• tidy and new washrooms
• laundry facilities
• playground
• wireless Internet access

*Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp by
(386) 566-6303 cell or (386) 409-7380
bclancy1@cfl.rr.com
http://www.mosquitolagoonfishcamp.com/index.html
>This is a paradise for anglers who want to go on a fishing expedition aside from simply relaxing.

*Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Where to Stay

Near the lagoon, accommodations are available for tourists to relax while vacationing. Listed as follows:

*Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp
311 River Road, Oak Hill, FL 32759
(386) 566-6303 cell or (386) 409-7380
bclancy1@cfl.rr.com
http://www.mosquitolagoonfishcamp.com/index.html
>The camp boasts of its two rooms, namely 2/1 and Efficiency. For more information, please check http://www.mosquitolagoonfishcamp.com/accommodations.html

*Mosquito Lagoon RV Park
419 E. Halifax Ave., Oak Hill, FL 32759
(321) 749-0061
info@mosquitolagoonrvpark.com
>The park currently offers two cabins for rent. For more information or specifications, just visit http://www.mosquitolagoonrvpark.com/cabin_rentals.html

Where to Eat

Near Mosquito Lagoon are rentals and accomodations equipped with furnished kitchens, where guests can cook their own meals and enjoy each others company.

*Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp
(386) 566-6303 cell or (386) 409-7380
bclancy1@cfl.rr.com
http://www.mosquitolagoonfishcamp.com/index.html
>The camp boasts of its two rooms, namely 2/1 and Efficiency. For more information, please check http://www.mosquitolagoonfishcamp.com/accommodations.html

*Mosquito Lagoon RV Park
419 E. Halifax Ave., Oak Hill, FL 32759
(321) 749-0061
info@mosquitolagoonrvpark.com
>The park currently offers two cabins for rent. For more information or specifications, just visit http://www.mosquitolagoonrvpark.com/cabin_rentals.html

The following restaurants are within an hour’s ride from Mosquito Lagoon (and the Indian River). These places are perfect for families and friends.

Outback Steakhouse – New Smyrna Beach – 386-409-0306
The Garlic(Italian) – New Smyrna Beach – 386-424-6660
Manny’s Pizza Beachside – New Smyrna Beach – 386-423-5060
The Country Kitchen(Breakfast/Old Fashioned) – Oak Hill – 386-345-2666
The Old Spanish Sugar Mill(Pancakes/Breakfast) – De Leon Springs – 386-985- 5644
Tijuana Flats(Tex/Mex) – Port Orange – 407-339-2222
Samurai Sushi(Japanese Cuisine) – Lake Mary – 407-829-3299
Miller’s Ale House – Daytona Beach – 386- 255-2555

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