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Boating in Everglades National Park
Boating is a big part of the outdoor activities of this park. Florida Bay represents 1/2 million acres of the park's 1.5 million acres! Visitors planning to enjoy watersports such as fishing, kayaking, or canoeing should take time to make appropriate preparations for a boating adventure in the park. Park waters are often shallow and the resources extremely fragile.
Did You Know?
The Everglades used to span from Lake Okeechobee in central Florida all the way down to Florida Bay. Now only 25% of the historic Everglades remains, which is being protected by the National Park.