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Riverside Fishing Pier At Smyrna Dunes Park - Info And Photos

Discussion in 'Fishing Piers and Docks with Interactive Maps' started by Nautical Gator, May 26, 2017.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Riverside Fishing Pier At Smyrna Dunes Park - Info And Photos

    New Smyrna Beach, FL
    – riverside fishing pier at Smyrna Dunes Park, 2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

    The new 350 feet long and 10 feet wide fishing pier is located on the east shore of the Intracoastal Waterway at Ponce de Leon Inlet. The construction includes concrete piling, two shade structures, benches and a handrail for more accessible fishing for those who are handicapped. The deck and the handrail are composite lumber made out of recycled plastic.

    Smyrna Dunes Park is 184 acres of land on the south end of Ponce de Leon Inlet, surrounded by water on 3 sides. Many people swim, sunbathe and fish there, making it one of the most popular coastal parks in the area. It is also one of the only pet-friendly parks in the area where owners can bring leashed pets into the river and inlet beaches.

    New Smyrna Dunes Park
    Location:
    2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach
    Open daily: Sunrise to sunset
    Admission: $10 per vehicle. $20 annual inlet parks pass.

    Park office: 386-424-2935

    Visitors to Smyrna Dunes Park may arrive by land or by sea. Perched on 73 acres of pristine land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, the area is surrounded by water on three sides. Waters from the Indian River flow through Ponce Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean providing a variety of fishing or swimming venues for park goers.

    The park also provides a unique opportunity for naturalists, ecologists, students and the general public to see a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life and vegetation in their natural habitat. The surrounding waters provide excellent fishing, boating and swimming opportunities.

    The park consists of five ecosystems (ocean, river, dunes, scrub zone, saltwater marsh). The principal system is vast sand dunes. To protect the sensitive sand dunes from foot traffic, two miles of elevated walkways, picnic areas, pavilions and an observation tower were built, allowing visitors to travel through the park in a natural environment.

    Smyrna Dunes Park is one of a few county parks where man’s best friend may enjoy the amenities. However, pets must be leashed at all times.

    Park features
    • Dune walkover (1.5 miles long)
    • Educational programs (call park manager for more information)
    • Fishing
    • Nature trails
    • Observation tower
    • Parking
    • Pavilions
    • Picnic tables
    • Restrooms
    • Swimming
    Fishing
    Fishing is allowed throughout the park. Please remember bathers have the right of way. All saltwater fishing regulations apply.

    Swimming
    Never swim alone. No lifeguards are on duty. Swim at your own risk.

    Directions
    Map

    From the west: Take the North or South Causeway east. Proceed north on Peninsula Drive for two to three miles.
    From the south: Take S.R. A1A north to Flagler Avenue and turn left. Turn right on Peninsula Avenue and go north two miles.


    Management Plan






    https://www.volusia.org/services/public-works/coastal-division/coastal-parks/smyrna-dunes-park.stml
     
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  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
    Thread Started By

    Riverside fishing pier at Smyrna Dunes Park Photos

    I went down to the Dunes and took some pics of the New Fishing Pier
    See Below Photos

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  3. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    I also took some pic of the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Jetty, Dunes, walkways and wildlife.

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  4. Alps

    Alps Swashbuckler

    Nice pictorial...great pics. Tortoise was laying eggs (maybe not)? Surprised you were able to get close.
     
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  5. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    I shot all pics with a new camera
    all pics were shot in both RAW and JPEG.
    these were the JPEG pics, I am working on the Raw pics before I upload them.

    I was around 30 foot - 200 foot away from all the Gopher Tortoises, used a 55-250mm lens for the closeup shots.

    now back to editing all the Raw pics (will post when done)
     
  6. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    OK Had a chance to edit to enhance the colors and convert all my RAW pics to JPEG. They were taken with a Canon T7i with three different lens, 10-18mm STM Wide Angle Len, 18-55mm STM and a 55-250mm STM lens. they were shot at full HD 1080i and converted to fit on the forum at 800 x 600

    First time using the Camera and lenses, still in the learning curve process. few beginner mistakes, corrected some in processing. next time around I now know what to do in bright sunlight and will bring my tripod/mono pod for long range shots..
     
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  7. The Nasty Hooker

    The Nasty Hooker Swabbie

    Cool area, might have to bring the family to check it out one day. Nice pics and info NG!
     
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  8. Karl B

    Karl B Master Gunner

    Nice, and a super great picture tour. Thanks for taking time to post such a thorough report. Going to take a ride out there and check it out.
     
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  9. paleoman

    paleoman Petty Officer

    Great pics Sam, glad you got out there on short notice.
     
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  10. Goggle Eye

    Goggle Eye Seaman Recruit

    Great pics Gator....Also the pier is a great spot to catch live bait with a cast net...your right on top of them...providing your not disturbing others.
     
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  11. amberjak

    amberjak Blackbeard

    thank for the tour nice pictures
     
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  12. lobsterman

    lobsterman Seaman Recruit

    Great pictures Sam! That is a great looking fishing pier! I hope to hear some great successful reports from the peir.
     
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  13. Love2Fish

    Love2Fish Seaman

    Nice pics Sam! Your camera does a great job at taking photos.
     
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  14. mkyota1

    mkyota1 Rigger

    Nice job on the pics Sam. Very nice. The new pier looks nice. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  15. bogman102

    bogman102 Seaman apprentice

    After seeing your pictures it feels as if I have seen the new pier already! Thanks for all the great photography!
     
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  16. arpie

    arpie Junior Member

    What a cool idea - to have this facility and actively encourage fishos to get out on the pier & fish!! Sadly, in Sydney, NSW, the authorities are actively closing the various public jetties/piers to the fishos! :(

    What fish would you expect to catch there?

    cheersRP
     
  17. wantabe

    wantabe Pirate in the making

    Great pictures. Thanks! Will be over there next weekend, will check it out .
     
  18. AL KEARCE

    AL KEARCE Boatswain

    Great pics Sam. That is a beautiful area.
     

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