Spoil IslandsFormed as a by-product of building the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the mid-1900s these islands have become popular for recreational & educational use. Some are popular for camping and wade fishing for trout and redfish. Camping means primitive camping, no restrooms or drinking water, "pack it in and pack it out". Click below for Interactive maps and information about islands close to Inlet Marina, including description, boat access and designation of allowed uses. When approaching these islands please respect their designations, be alert for grass beds and prepared to tilt your engine up.
For more on Spoil Islands further North and South of Inlet Marina visit the Spoil Islands Project Website. This Project was established to aid in the enhancement and preservation of the Indian River Lagoon Spoil Islands. It is a volunteer driven program spearheaded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Aquatic Preserve Offices with support from other state and local agencies. Some graphics used herein are by courtesy of the Spoil Island Project.