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Florida Paddling - By Kayak or Canoe
Water, water everywhere! Florida is a paddling paradise and how better to appreciate Florida's natural beauty than at eye level from a kayak or canoe. The State of Florida lists 45 designated paddling trails, but many more exist - paddling in Florida includes freshwater and saltwater, on calm streams to rushing water... more than 1,000 miles of coastline and more than 1,700 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, many formed by Florida's more than 700 natural springs. The temperate climate allows for paddling year-round with a few exceptions for cold snaps and storms.
See the section More Information for tips on paddling (kayak and canoe) in Florida including safety tips, regulations, an overview of Florida weather, and links to more paddling resources.
A Call to Action
With more than 1,000 miles of coastline, more than 1,700 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, and 700 natural springs, Florida is largely defined by water. Water-related activities are also critical to our state's economy, in recreation, tourism, and jobs. Florida is home to two National Wild and Scenic Rivers (the Wekiva and the Loxahatchee). This natural heritage is a treasure to be maintained, yet our precious water resources are constantly under assault by drought, pollution, development, and agricultural use.
Citizens can help by contacting their legislators at the local, state and federal level and demanding policies that conserve and protect our water resources. Here's a link to find your Florida State representatives.
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supporting and advocating for our
Paddling in Florida - Kayak, Canoe
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Center for Earth
Citizen Support Organizations (CSO's) and other groups working for specific projects or parks are included on our Florida paddling pages, where applicable.