Everglades National Park is a National treasure.   In this segment (#14) of the Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, you’ll see subtropical and tropical plants, marine and estuarine creatures and the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist.

From Everglades City, you have a choice of taking the Wilderness Waterway to Flamingo, or the Gulf route. The Gulf route is shorter and generally has fewer bugs, but weather may be a deciding factor.  You will also want to consider skill level and stamina as winds and tides are a consideration.

Campsites range from chickees that have been built on pilings in rivers and bays, ground sites that have been cleared within the mangrove forests, and beach sites. There are long open water stretches from Flamingo to the Florida Keys, so be mindful of weather forecasts.

There are many beautiful paddling trails easily accessible from the shores of Everglades City.  Check with one of our guided tours or private guides if you are more comfortable going with a group.

Paddling Trail Maps:

Big Cypress Paddling Trails

Gulf Coast Paddling Guide-Everglades National Park

Short Paddling Trails

Segment 13-Circumnavigational Waterway

Segment 14-Circumnavigational Waterway

National Wildlife Refuge Trail

MSD Wilderness Waterway Trail

Sandfly Island Trail