Canoeing and Kayaking | Florida State Parks

This tidal estuary is a great place to enjoy the beauty of nature. As you paddle down South Creek, watch for the vegetation changes along the river floor.

The three types of mangroves along South Creek’s shore are nurseries for crustaceans and many species of young fish seeking safety from predators.

Visitors may see the Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron or the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron soaring above in search of their meal.

You too can see what fish you can catch if you bring along your fishing pole for some serene casting from your kayak or canoe.

The park also has two fishing docks just a short hike along the trail.

  • Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the ranger station for $15 per hour, per boat (upon availability, park entrance fees apply).
  • Our boat launch is one of the only accessible launches in the county. Guided paddles are offered on Wednesday’s, year-round. In the event of low tide, guided walks are offered as an alternative.


Truly a paddler's paradise, Florida has diverse ecosystems and pristine waters that nature lovers can really appreciate. You can spot abundant wildlife in the lush landscapes as you float through miles of pristine beauty in one of Florida's most picturesque places to go kayaking.