Sea Grape Drive Canoe Trail

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Sea Grape Drive Canoe Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ochopee, FL that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for canoeing and is accessible from November until May.

3.0 miles 0 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

canoeing

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

The northwestern Big Cypress National Preserve part of the Everglades National Park. The whole area is largely best seen by canoe, non-motorized (except fan boats) boats, or pole boats. This is the Big Cypress Swamp Area. There is a long man-made, deep channel with mangrove siding, with off shoots to lakes, mangrove tunnels, and channels through grassy areas. Plant life abounds everywhere. There are a lot of alligators especially in the deeper channels and lakes. Stay 15 feet or more away from alligators. Yes, panthers roam the area on occasion.

canoeing
1 year ago

This is a canoe track in the Big Cypress Swamp. Gets you up close to the plant and animal life in the swamp. Bring lots of bug protective stuff, you will be bitten. It starts in a deep man-made channel (where most the alligators are), then to more shallow off-shoots where the mangrove turns to grass fields, then finally a very shallow area less than 1 foot deep until it dead ends (no outlet). There is some mangrove tunnel like effects. Go slow and enjoy. If you really want to see a lot of alligators, go at night and bring your flash light. Stay 15 feet away from alligators.
My 2nd track uses the same deep channel, but goes to a lake, then some mangrove smaller channels. You could combine the two of course.