A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park

A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park

by Johnny Molloy

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Whether forging uncharted territory or slipping along marked canoe trails, get ready to experience more than 400 miles of creeks, bays, marshes, and the Gulf of Mexico. This indispensable guide for the ultimate adventure by canoe or kayak now includes GPS coordinates and twelve new paddle routes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813059358
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 964,471
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Johnny Molloy is the author of more than fifty outdoor guide books, including The Hiking Trails of Florida’s National Forests, Parks, and Preserves; Hiking the Florida Trail; Beach and Coastal Camping in Florida; and Day Hiking Southwest Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Introduction to the Everglades 1

What It's Like-Paddling the Everglades 4

Natural History 7

Human History 12

Climate 15

Navigation 17

Navigational Considerations 20

Potential Hazards 22

Trip Planning 27

Heavy-Use Periods 28

Wilderness Waterway 28

Paddlers' Waterway 29

Rules and Regulations 30

Equipment 31

Backcountry Pastimes 37

The Routes

Florida Bay

Dead Terrapin Key Route 41

Dildo Key Bank Route 43

East Cape Route 44

First National Bank Route 46

Johnson Key Route 48

Little Rabbit Key Route 50

North Nest Key Loop 51

Snake Bight Route 53

Cape Sable, Whitewater Bay, and the South

Big Sable Route 55

Buttonwood Canal Route 57

Cormorant Pass Route 59

The Cutoff Route 61

East River Route 63

Hells Bay Canoe Trail 64

Joe River Route 67

The Labyrinth Route 68

Lane River Route 70

Little Sable Creek-Lake Ingraham Route 72

Middle Cape Route 74

Mud Lake Loop 77

Nine Mile Pond Loop 79

Noble Hammock Loop 81

North River Route 83

Roberts River Route 84

West Lake Canoe Trail 86

Whitewater Bay Route 88

The Central Rivers Area

Broad River Route 91

Cabbage Island Shortcut 93

Graveyard Creek Route 94

Harney River Route 97

Highland Beach Route 99

Little Banana Patch Loop 101

Lostmans River Route 103

The Nightmare Route 105

North Harney River Route 108

Ponce de Leon Bay Route 110

Rodgers River Route 112

Rodgers River Bay Route 114

Shark Cutoff Route 116

Tarpon Bay Alternate 118

Toms Creek Route 119

Wood River Route 120

Ten Thousand Islands

Causeway Route 123

Chatham River Route 124

Darwins Place Route 127

Gopher Key-Charley Creek Route 130

Halfway Creek Loop 134

Halfway Creek Canoe Trail 136

Hurddles Creek Route 138

Huston River Route 140

Indian Key Pass Route 142

Last Huston Bay Route 145

Le Mans Route 146

Lopez River Route 148

Northwater Route 150

Pavilion Key Route 152

Rabbit Key Pass Route 155

Sandfly Island Route 157

Turkey Key Route 159

Turner River Canoe Trail 162

West Pass Route 166

Willy Willy Route 168

North of the Park

Blackwater River Route 171

East River Route 174

Morgan River Route 176

Mud Bay-Goodland Route 178

White Horse Key Route 181

Whitney Channel Route 185

The Campsites 187

Suggested Paddling Trips 247


A Paddle Routes 252

B Campsite Information 255

C Paddler's Checklist 258

D Boat Rentals and Outfitters 260

Route Maps 263

Acknowledgments 287

Customer Reviews