Centennial Paddle Challenge

circular patch with state of Florida and person kayaking
This 3 1/2" iron-on patch will be awarded to everyone who paddles 100 miles in at least three of Florida's eleven national parks during 2016!

Florida's eleven National Parks challenge YOU to get out get paddling and find your park!

Through 2016, the centennial year of the National Park Service, visit at least three of Florida's national parks and get out in a canoe, kayak or stand-up-paddleboard and paddle for 100 miles! Don't worry! You don't have to do all 100 miles at once! You'll have all year to get out and discover new places, and rediscover old favorites. Some parks may have rentals available, and some parks may offer guided paddling opportunities as well. Be sure to log your miles (download a convenient log sheet here) and take a selfie at each park. Don't forget to share your progress on social media using the hashtags #FLNPS100PaddleChallenge and #FindYourPark. When you reach 100 miles (or more!), stop into any of the national park visitor centers, show your log and your selfies, and you'll earn a specially-designed, one-of-a-kind iron-on patch to mark your achievement!

Here is a list of parks where you can log your miles:

Big Cypress National Preserve

Biscayne National Park

Canaveral National Seashore

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

DeSoto National Memorial

Dry Tortugas National Park

Everglades National Park

Fort Carolne National Memorial

Fort Matanzas National Monument

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Questions about the Florida National Parks Centennial Paddle Challenge? E-Mail us!

The Florida National Parks Centennial Paddle Challenge is made possible through the generous support of theSouth Florida National Parks Trust." Please link the highlighted area to www.SouthFloridaParks.org

 
 
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Canoe with a ranger through the cypress swamp on the Turner River.

NPS Photo

Last updated: January 21, 2016

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Mailing Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141

Phone:

(239) 695-2000

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