Florida National Parks Centennial Paddle Challenge

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!
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

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Matanzas National Monument

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

Questions about the Florida National Parks Centennial Paddle Challenge?

The Florida National Parks Centennial Paddle Challenge is made possible through the generous support of the South Florida National Parks Trust.

 
Kayakers paddling in front of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Although the Castillo has no launch or recovery facilities, it is often the backdrop of kayak adventures in the Bay of Matanzas.

Photo by Jessie Foster

Last updated: December 21, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Phone:

(904) 829-6506

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