The Indian River Lagoon has many spoil islands, but none as beautiful as Samsons Island. In the early 1990’s, Satellite Beach volunteers began work to eradicate exotic plants, introduce native vegetation, and provide park amenities such as picnic areas and grills. Just like any other nature park, maintenance efforts are on going and the city of Satellite Beach continually welcomes volunteers to assist with these duties.
This island is only accessible by boat. There are docks on the south, east, and north sides of Samsons Island for use by boaters. Satellite Beach offers free boat transportation each Sunday, leaving at 1 p.m. from the Satellite Beach Fire Department, 1390 South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach. The boat trip is first come, first serve and there is a limit as to the number of boat passengers. A permit is required if visitors are on the island after dusk.
The island park offers visitors outdoor activities such as bird watching, walking the park’s nature trails, and picnicking. Volunteers are always welcome, contact the Satellite Beach Recreation Department to find out how you can help.