Coot Bay Pond to Mud Lake Paddling Route Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Canoe or kayak across open water and through mangrove-lined creeks. There are scenic views of the Everglades backcountry, narrow mangrove-lined creeks, and the opportunity for excellent bird watching, especially in Mud Lake.
This is a seldom-traveled loop trail that can be rewarding if the weather is nice. Launch at Coot Bay Pond (on the right just past Mrazek Pond). Once you cross Coot Bay Pond, you will enter a short, narrow creek that leads to Coot Bay. Paddle toward the point ahead to your left about midway across Coot Bay, and use caution when crossing the marked channel that leads to Buttonwood Canal because of powerboat and tour boat traffic (a no-wake zone is close to the entrance, so there should not be any speeding boats in this area)."