Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail
Beginning at Big Lagoon State Park near Pensacola, extending around the Florida peninsula and Keys, and ending at Fort Clinch State Park near the Georgia border, the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail is a 1,515-mile sea kayaking paradise.
Loop Trail? No
Type: Water Trail
Entry Fee? No
Fees vary depending on overnight accomodations chosen
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Location: From Pensacola, around the Florida peninsula, to the Georgia border, the entire coast of Florida, Pensacola to Georgia border.
Counties: All Forida coastal Counties
More than 500 access points along Florida's entire coast
Beginning at Big Lagoon State Park near Pensacola, extending around the Florida peninsula and Keys, and ending at Fort Clinch State Park near the Georgia border, the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail (commonly referred to as The CT) is a 1,515-mile sea kayaking paradise. The trail includes every Florida coastal habitat type, from barrier island dune systems to salt marsh to mangroves. Numerous historical sites and points of interest are accessible by kayak along with colorful fishing communities and urban centers.
The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail has been divided into 26 segments. Each segment is unique, ranging from the remote Big Bend Coast and Everglades/Florida Bay wilderness, to the more urbanized coastlines of Pinellas County and Fort Lauderdale. Once complete, the trail will likely be utilized by thousands of Florida residents and visitors alike who will paddle the trail for a few hours, days, weeks or months. Some hardy souls will want to paddle the entire trail, or complete the trail in segments over several years, similar to how hikers often tackle the Appalachian Trail.
Primary Surface: Water, still
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2007
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: Long distance paddler information
Document: complete trail data book
Document: Trip tips and safety information
Document: recommended gear and safety equipment for long dis
Website: Florida DEP page for the trail
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Florida D.E.P, Office of Greenways & Trails
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 795
Tallahassee, FL 32399 -3000
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- Change in trail mileage through trail extension
- Change in trail mileage through trail retraction
- Change in trail mileage through significant trail reroute
- Change to trail name
- Change in trail description or use
- Undesignation of trail (removal of NRT designation status)
- Other significant updates
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