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Blackwater River/Royal Palm Hammock Paddling Trail


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This scenic paddling trail winds through mangrove estuaries and salt marsh preserves of Collier-Seminole State Park, part of the Ten Thousand Islands region. The park covers what is historically known as Royal Palm Hammock. Here is found one of three original native stands of royal palms in the state of Florida, resembling the coastal forests of the West Indies and Yucatan. Because of its scenic nature, the Blackwater River/Royal Palm Hammock trail is a Florida designated paddling trail.

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  • Geographic Trail,
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  • Additional Notes The primitive campsite on the trail, Grocery Place, contains both a prehistoric and historic site. Pottery has been found dating 500 BC and AD 900 and was also a homestead in the late 19th and early 20th centuries., Difficulty Easy - moderate, Length of Trail (in miles) 13.5

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