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Kayaking Regulations &
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Great Kayaking in Florida
Alafia River Paddling Trail, near Brandon (west coast)
Aucilla River Paddling Trail, east of Tallahassee
Blackwater/Royal Palm Hammock Creekin Collier-Seminole State Park near Marco Island
Bulow Creek Paddling Trail, Flagler Beach (northeast Florida)
Chipola River Paddling Trail, near Marianna (north Florida)
Coldwater Creek, near Milton (Panhandle
Jonathan Dickinson State Park - This lush habitat of swamps and mangroves is named after a man who was shipwrecked near the park in 1696. It includes a stretch of the Loxahatchee River and is a popular spot for canoes and kayaks.
Estero Bay & River Paddling Trail, near Estero (Ft Myers)
Econfina Creek Paddling Trail, near Panama City
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, just west of Lake Okeechobee
Hickey Creek Paddling Trail, near Fort Myers
Holmes Creek Paddling Trail, near Vernon (Panhandle)
Little Manatee Paddling Trail, east of Tampa
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge - This 221-square mile park contains the most northerly portion of the Everglades and if you bring your own canoe, you can travel the 5.5 mile canoe trail.
John U. Lloyd Beach State Recreation Area - Dania Beach's barrier island includes a scenic mangrove-lined creek that runs through the middle of the park. You can rent canoes to explore this stretch of land that connects on the northern tip to Port Everglades.
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park - Located at the north end of Singer Island near West Palm Beach, here you'll find mangroves and hammocks with winding flats available for kayaking and canoes.
Pithlachascotee River Paddling Trail, New Port Richey
Santa Fe River Paddling Trail, near Fort White
Yellow River Paddling Trail, near Crestview (Panhandle area)
Wacissa River Paddling Trail, Wacissa
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection offers a website called Florida Greenway and Trails Guide This interactive site allows users to click a region to find canoe trails throughout the state.