Everglades National Park Sports & Outdoors Tips by worldtrekker

Navigating through Mangrove Tunnel - Everglades National Park

Navigating through Mangrove Tunnel

Canoeing in the Everglades

Canoeing is probably the most adventurous way of exploring the Everglades. Your going on your own steam and really getting a one on one experience with nature. My canoe trip was rather short - only a few hours, but still better than nothing. If I ever get the chance, I'll canoe the 100 mile long Wilderness Waterway which takes a minimum of seven days.

Equipment: If you have your own canoe that's great, otherwise there are a number of places where you can rent one. Floatation devices or life vests are required by law. If you're going on an extended trip or overnight then a tent would be a necessity. Make sure it protects against rain and mosquitos! There are a number of campgrounds along the Wilderness Waterway Trail between Everglades City and Flamingo. I haven't done this trip but would love to!

Address: Canoe trails in the south and west of the park

Directions: There are several canoe trails down near Flamingo and up near Everglades City. There's also a seven day trail connecting these two areas.

Theme: Kayaking/Canoeing

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2003
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