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thanksgiving paddle to cape sable

We will launch at flamingo in everglades national park,  Remember that you enter the park and must drive to the end of the road.  Another 45min drive after entering the park

We wil paddle to cape sable.  That is the south west tip of florida.  There is a very nice beach there.  We will anchor, build a camp fire and spend the night.   The stars are just great to watch from there.  

This is a very remote place. NO bathrooms, shops, water ect.  You must bring everything you will need.  


First you have to pay to enter the park.  They have a year pass for  around $20.  

You must pay for the camping permit.   

It is  a 15 mile trip each way.  And the way back is usually aginst the wind.  Fee is $3 per kayak paid to the park if you bring your own,  If you need to rent a boat it would be $40 for the 2 days. 

If there are any questions email me at [masked] or call at 7 8 6 -338- 8067

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  • Robert

    Great scenery, great weather, great company.

    December 2, 2013

  • Mary Ann M.

    Good luck to you guys. It is going to be a great experience. Bring Cutters. Everyone who has taken this trip has great stories of adventure and survival. Have fun.

    November 29, 2013

  • lisa

    oops.... I did not realize this was an overnight. I can't go

    November 28, 2013

  • Jill

    Gear issues. Sorry to miss it but hopefully more campouts soon!

    November 25, 2013

  • Bill W

    Darn, wish I could go. I'll be in North Florida.

    November 24, 2013

  • Senen G.

    Any updates on the permit fee?

    November 20, 2013

    • Keith

      Senen, The permit system is easy: each group (a group is 1 person or more) must have a permit ($10), and then, it is $2/night/person. If you have 11 people for 1 night, it will be $10 + 11x$2 = $32 total--the best deal you can get for beach side, smoke-free accommodations. It makes no sense for each person to get his/her own permit (1 person permit = $10 + 1x$2 = $12) The other problem with individuals getting their own permit is that many sites have a limits which are easily reached. For example, Pavilion Key out of Chokoloskee has a limit of 24 people or 5 groups. 5 individuals, each getting a permit, would limit Pavilion out. That would be a shame for the other 19 people who would like to camp on Pavilion. Bottom line: groups should get a group permit; it is cheaper and allows more people at the site.

      1 · November 20, 2013

  • Rick P.

    Are you going to East, Middle or North Cape. Sounds like at least middle? You might need to differentiate and post the distances accordingly? 15 miles each way is a lot for those unknowing?

    November 14, 2013

  • Norm

    It is my understanding that we can get a group camping permit for about $20, vs. $5 each individually.

    November 3, 2013

    • Keith

      Previously, it cost $10/group permit plus $2/person/night.

      November 3, 2013

  • Senen G.

    Hey Miles, does the kayak fee include camping permit fee?

    November 3, 2013

  • Keith

    Nancy & I may join you, but we have another trip scheduled to Pavilion the next weekend.

    October 18, 2013

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