ROUND ISLAND RIVERSIDE PARK
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Located less than half a mile north of St. Lucie County, Round Island Riverside Park is Indian River County's southernmost public park. This unique park features two boat ramps, canoe launch, picnic pavilion with a grill, paved parking, and a 400’ boardwalk for wildlife viewing. Cross over the footbridge to a natural island where you will find nature trails that lead to a fishing pier and an observation tower. The Round Island South Conservation Area lies adjacent to the park. See the Conservation Lands app for details. Round Island Riverside is a great place to view manatees enjoying the warm lagoon waters.
A NOTE ABOUT MANATEES: It's important to know that these wonderful creatures are protected under federal law by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, making it illegal to harass, hunt, capture, or kill any marine mammal. The manatee is also protected by the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978, which states: "It is unlawful for any person, at any time, intentionally or negligently, to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb any manatee." Anyone convicted of violating this state law faces a possible maximum fine of $500 and/or imprisonment for up to 60 days. Conviction on the federal level is punishable by fine of up to $50,000 and/or one year in prison.
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