Everglades Paddling Trail

An aerial view of back country paddling trail, with meandering blue waters and green vegetation
An aerial view of back country paddling in Everglades National Park

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Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting

A new waterway along the west side of the park – the Everglades Paddling Trail – was approved in the 2015 General Management Plan. This 120-mile route provides additional wilderness and backcountry opportunities and includes several segments totaling about 30 miles that have boating use restrictions to enhance visitor enjoyment in the busy winter-spring seasons. You will need a wilderness camping permit (available at the Flamingo and Gulf Coast Visitor Centers) if you plan to stay overnight at a campsite.

Everglades National Park

Last updated: April 13, 2021