Everglades Diary



Links And Other Resources
These are only a few of the many resources available on the Internet. If you have a site that you think needs to be added to the list, please let me know .

  • Friends of the Everglades - founded in 1969 by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the Friends of the Everglades are leading the fight to restore and preserve the Everglades.
  • Everglades National Park (National Park Service) - This is the NPS home page for the Everglades National Park, the place to go for official information on camping, permits, fees, activities, etc.
  • Everglades National Park Canoe and Kayak Trails - This NPS site has links to descriptions and maps of the local Gulf Coast, Flamingo, and interior paddling trails.
  • Backcountry Camping In The Everglades National Park - This Park Service guide has links to the electronic version of the Wilderness Waterway Trip Planner, a table of all backcountry campsites, and a map of all backcountry campsite locations.
  • Watertribe - The Watertribe are a group of paddlers that sponsor a series of grueling adventure races, one of which is the Everglades Challenge, a 260-mile journey from Ft. Desoto Park on Tampa Bay to Key Largo.
  • Waterproof Charts Home Page - Makers of quality waterproof nautical charts. The ones that I bought over ten years ago are still in good shape after being used and abused for over 1,000 miles of Everglades canoe tripping.
  • The Weather Channel - Everglades City, Chokoloskee, and Flamingo are not covered by the National Weather Service, but you can get long range forecasts for Naples and Miami, which should work just as well.
  • Marine Forecast - The Intellicast Weather website offers an up-to-date marine forecast for the Miami area, which also covers Florida Bay and the Gulf coast up to Bonita Beach. Print out the latest forecast just before leaving for your trip.
  • www.saltwatertides.com - One of two online resources that I consult for tide information when planning an Everglades trip. This site gives the tides and related information in table format. It also gives you sun and moon rise/set times, as well as moon visibility, which is very helpful in judging the moon's effect on the tides.

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