Florida Paddling Trails Association

Ten Thousand Islands Report
(Picnic Key)

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Report By:  paradise    Date: 6/10/2009    Type: Campsite
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Extensive beachfront camping on a Gulfside key in the Ten Thousand Islands.

My Report:

At Picnic Key you'll be picking your campsite from many along a 100-yard-long stretch of sandy beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico. Views of the Gulf and nearby keys are lovely. This is a popular spot, a mere 7 miles from the Gulf Coast Ranger Station launch site in Everglades City.

An outhouse is the only man-made amenity you'll find here. The approach is shallow, with flats exposed at low tide. There is nothing finer than being marooned by the moon on such an island, with shallows and flats to prowl.

The site accommodates a maximum of 3 separate parties, and a grand total of no more than 16 campers. And, of course, a number of raccoons -- guard your food, water, and trash!

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Location Data:

Postal Address: 
Contact Info: 
Gulf Coast Visitor Center
Website URL: www.nps.gov/ever
# of Campsites: 3
Site Capacity: 12
Camp Condition: Unknown
Permits: Required; available at Gulf Coast Visitor and Flamingo Centers
Trail Keeper: Susan Reece
Fees/Costs $: seasonal

Photos from Picnic Key:    (Click image to view full size)

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Picnic Key

Picnic Key from the water

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Picnic Key beach

Picnic Key beach, Everglades NP

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Picnic Key campsite

Picnic Key campsite, Everglades NP


Post Date: 6/11/2009

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