Class I-II Gulf of Mexico, FL

Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail (Big Lagoon State Park to Fort Clinch State Park)

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 state line, 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 CT is 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. The trail is utilized by thousands of Florida residents and visitors alike who paddle the trail for a few hours, days, weeks or months. Some hardy souls have paddled the entire trail, and others seek to complete the trail in segments over several years, similar to how hikers often tackle the Florida or Appalachian Trail. (Florida Department of Environmental Protection)

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 1515.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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