Coot Bay Pond to Mud Lake Paddling Route

Homestead, Florida 33034

Coot Bay Pond to Mud Lake Paddling Route

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)."

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Trail Information

Homestead
Nearby City
7
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
4 to 5 hours
Duration
I-II
Class
Year-round
Season
Everglades National Park
Local Contacts
MapTech Waterproof Chart 28 (Flamingo to Everglades City); NOAA Chart #11433 (Whitewater Bay); National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #243: Everglades National Park
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