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Graveyard creek
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Paddling up graveyard creek from the campsite there is a small creek on the left that goes on out to the open water. I have been in both ends, but only for a short distance. Does anyone know if this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Dudley on Friday.

Launching and showers at Everglades Ciry
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Hello all. I am planning a five day kayak trip from Everglades City this weekend. My plan is to launch at ranger station. My question is does anyone know of better place to launch where I can leave…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Dudley Apr 28, 2016.

Loop from Flamingo through Whitewater Bay and out to capes Oct 6-10
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I had called Flamingo and talked with a Ranger in regards to mosquitos. He had told me that they were bad, and knowing this we decided to go anyway. Our last trip had been Memorial Day and the deer…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Dudley Oct 28, 2015.

Hello everyone.
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My name is Randy. I am an avid kayaker living in the lower Keys. Last year I started exploring some in the Everglades and have found this site very interesting. In the future I hope to meet fellow…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Baste Nov 11, 2015.

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Randy Dudley replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Graveyard creek
"Thanks Gary. We used the route you described to get into shark river tributaries and avoid the bay. Wind was SW and the bay was rough. Hard to believe this, but graveyard creek site had hardly any mosquitos when we were there about a week ago. They…"
Friday
Gary M replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Graveyard creek
"Randy Personally I am not sure, but I doubt it is open enough to paddle... there is not much reason to keep it clear. I would bet that trying to work through would be life threatening this time of year due to the bugs. I do believe that the larger…"
Friday
Randy Dudley posted a discussion

Graveyard creek

Paddling up graveyard creek from the campsite there is a small creek on the left that goes on out to the open water. I have been in both ends, but only for a short distance. Does anyone know if this is passable?
May 17
Randy Dudley replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Launching and showers at Everglades Ciry
"Thanks guys for the suggestions. we parked and launched from ranger station in Everglades City. I used gallon jug of water to rinse off and we headed on home. Great trip. Weather was good and bugs were tolerable."
Apr 28, 2016
Flex Kayakfari.com replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Launching and showers at Everglades Ciry
Apr 23, 2016
Terry replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Launching and showers at Everglades Ciry
"And add on 15 miles of wilderness to the Wilderness Waterway, make your first stop Tiger or Picnic Key."
Apr 21, 2016
Gary M replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Launching and showers at Everglades Ciry
"Collier Seminole State Park can do all that... it is just a few miles to the west."
Apr 21, 2016
Randy Dudley posted a discussion

Launching and showers at Everglades Ciry

Hello all. I am planning a five day kayak trip from Everglades City this weekend. My plan is to launch at ranger station. My question is does anyone know of better place to launch where I can leave car and kayak trailer and take shower upon returning last day. I plan to get in early on last day so I can visit Smallwood store. Thanks for any suggestions.
Apr 20, 2016
Scott Baste replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Hello everyone.
"Correct"
Nov 11, 2015
Randy Dudley replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Hello everyone.
"Sounds good Scott. I'll let you know. Your upcoming trip out of flamingo?"
Nov 11, 2015
Scott Baste replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Hello everyone.
"hi Randy, I'm new here too.  I live in the keys but upper keys.  next time you head to the Everglades let me know.  I'm doing a trip next weekend Friday 11/20 through Sunday.   also I'm planning a longer trip…"
Nov 11, 2015
Randy Dudley replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Loop from Flamingo through Whitewater Bay and out to capes Oct 6-10
"We actually dug a small pool to get in and cool off. It was a bit of work, but worth the effort. We dug a hole near top of high tide line, covered bottom with plastic tarp, let rising tide partially fill it, then built dam and used empty 30 liter…"
Oct 28, 2015
Kim Gass replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Loop from Flamingo through Whitewater Bay and out to capes Oct 6-10
"Reminds me this year to bring the beach umbrella. Its in sections and seven feet across and adjustable. I am tired of baking on the Cape! Yes it fits in a kayak."
Oct 28, 2015
Randy Dudley replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Loop from Flamingo through Whitewater Bay and out to capes Oct 6-10
"Entering Oyster Bay"
Oct 27, 2015
Randy Dudley replied to Randy Dudley's discussion Loop from Flamingo through Whitewater Bay and out to capes Oct 6-10
"A couple of more photos"
Oct 27, 2015
Randy Dudley posted a discussion

Loop from Flamingo through Whitewater Bay and out to capes Oct 6-10

I had called Flamingo and talked with a Ranger in regards to mosquitos. He had told me that they were bad, and knowing this we decided to go anyway. Our last trip had been Memorial Day and the deer flies then were bad, so we were prepared.Arriving at Flamingo we found it deserted. Since ramp and lot was empty we didn't feel rushed and pushed off about 9:30 am. We paddled up the canal towards Whitewater Bay. The few boats we encountered were all returning. Hmmm.....We entered into Whitewater Bay…See More
Oct 27, 2015

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