Canoe and Kayak Safety | FAQ | Feature Stories: Paddling Along the River
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Canoeing is an excellent way to explore the Everglades, because more than one third of the park is made up of marine areas and shallow estuaries. Check at the Flamingo or Gulf Coast Visitor Centers for maps and directions. Canoes may be rented at Flamingo and Gulf Coast.
Tides and winds can significantly affect your canoe trip. Don't overestimate your abilities.
Suggested equipment includes flotation devices (required by law), paddles, a bailer, bow and stern lines, waterproof bags for gear, a tide chart, water (1 gallon / 4 liters per person), long shirt and pants for sun and insect protection, a wide-brimmed hat, shoes that can get wet, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
A 7-day launch fee of $3.00 is charged for non-motorized boats.
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