South Florida boasts many eco-tourism destinations, providing natural alternatives to the busy coastal cities. On the Southwest coast, the Great Calusa Blueway and the Marco Island area offer several paddling opportunities. Our South-Central region offers some amazing freshwater opportunities, including two of our favorites, Fisheating Creek and Lake Myakka State Park. The Southeast coast contains one Wild and Scenic River, plus some worthwhile paddling in parks and preserves of the Greater Miami area. The Everglades and Big Cypress offer a much more natural experience. Google maps, 100's of photos, details on launches. Kayak, canoe rentals, tours, and more.
Regional Map, South
(see individual maps via links below)
Loxahatchee River (North) at Jonathan Dickinson State Park... Paddling the lower (north) section for both saltwater and freshwater experience. Rentals available (view details...)
Great Calusa Blueway Overview... A mapped series of paddling trails within San Carlos Bay, Estero Bay, and along the Caloosahatchee River. We report on five destinations to date. Rentals and tours available (view details...)
Estero Bay and River Paddling Trail, Great Calusa Blueway... From freshwater at Koreshan State Historic Site to Lover's Key on Estero Bay and the Gulf. Rentals available (view details...)
Greater Everglades Area Overview... We explore Everglades National Park, plus other natural refuges (which, though separate, many also refer to as "The Everglades") that border the park. Rentals and tours available (view details...)
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