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Everglades Camping With Kayaks

Everglades Camping With Kayaks
Everglades Camping With Kayaks

Kayaker Jerry McBride recounts his camping trip to the Everglades, just in time for you to plan one for yourself. Below, a few photos and planning tips.



 

For a full list of campsites in ENP, click here.




Kayak Camping Venues Not in ENP

Northeast Florida:

Talbot Island State Park actually encompasses seven local state parks. Jacksonville. (904) 251-2320; www.floridastateparks.org/bigtalbotisland

East Central Florida:

Indian River Lagoon spoil islands bisect the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard counties; www.spoilislandproject.org; click on Interactive Maps to find Active Islands designated for recreation.

West Central Florida:

Fort DeSoto Park has multiple boat ramps and campgrounds right off the beach; Busy place, so make reservations online or by phone. Tierra Verde, (727) 893-9185; www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_Desoto.htm

Florida Keys:

Marquesas Islands offers great kayak fishing, but if you want to pitch a tent, bring a big mothership—no camping allowed ashore.

Northwest Florida:

St. Joseph Peninsula St. Park offers incredible fishing and scenery, cabins and campground. Port St. Joe, (850) 227-1327

Florida Panhandle:

Big Lagoon State Park features great fishing, birdwatching and crabbing for kayakers, and a campsite with water and electricity. (850) 492-1595; www.floridastateparks.org/biglagoon

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