Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail SEGMENT 14: EVERGLADES / FL
Everglades National Park and Florida Bay are two of Florida's natural treasures. In this segment, you'll see subtropical and tropical plants, marine and estuarine creatures and the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist. From Everglades City, you have a choice of taking the Wilderness Waterway to Flamingo, or the Gulf route. The Gulf route is shorter and generally has fewer bugs, but weather may be a deciding factor. Campsites range from chickees that have been built on pilings in rivers and bays, ground sites that have been cleared within the mangrove forests, and beach sites. There are long open water stretches from Flamingo to the Florida Keys, so be mindful of weather forecasts.