Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

Visitors sit eating at a picnic table.  An alligator swims in the blue water in the background
Visitors take a break on a picnic table at Nine Mile Pond

NPS Photos/ R. Cammauf

Quick Facts

Beach/Water Access, Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Parking - Auto, Parking - Boat Trailer, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Nine Mile Pond is a 5.2 mile loop. This scenic trail passes through shallow grassy marsh with scattered mangrove islands. Watch for alligators, crocodiles, wading birds, and an occasional endangered snail kite. The trail is marked with numbered white poles. Water levels are good for passage in the fall and winter.

Everglades Institute

The Everglades Institute offers guided paddling tours of Nine Mile Pond when water levels permit. Canoes and paddling equipment will be supplied to all guests.

Everglades National Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024