Historic Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail
Explore our Big Bend coast along this 105-mile paddling trail on the Gulf of Mexico between the St. Marks River lighthouse and the Suwannee River. Experienced sea kayakers can plan a multi-day expedition with primitive camping on one of the longest and wildest publicly-owned coastal wetlands in the county. Hugging the coastline under the expanse of the wide open Florida sky, paddlers will encounter an amazing array of bird and marine life – white pelicans, bald eagles, ospreys, crabs, fish, sea turtles, manatees, cannonball jellyfish, small sharks and rays. The Trail is open September 1 through June 30 and permit is required. Trail guide and permit application information can be found on the FWC website under Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail – camping permits. The Historic Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail is part of a system of trails that make up the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail.
Hours & Details
September 1 through June 30
Permit use required
Kayaking & Canoeing