CT Map Set

FLORIDA CIRCUMNAVIGATIONAL SALTWATER PADDLING TRAIL MAP SET

INTRODUCTION

This map set is provided for use in planning for paddling the Circumnavigational Trail (CT) and should be used in conjunction with the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail Guide (Text Only) and a GPS. Maps are presented as a visual reference only. Please use NOAA charts for navigation. All maps are printable in an 8.5 X 11" format. To print out maps in full size, please download them first to your computer before printing.

For more information on boat ramps, water/food resources, bathroom facilities, points of interest, alternate campsites or accommodations, etc., please refer to the Trail Guide (Text Only).

Some paddlers attempting the CT choose to start and stop at the Alabama/Florida State Line and the Florida/Georgia State Line respectively. For those paddlers, the closest way points for both state lines are provided.

The route chosen in this map set usually favors the safer inside passage options and campsites over motels when available. Please remember never to camp on posted property and always follow the practice of "Leave No Trace" whether just stopping for a snack, or camping.

Although any section of the CT can be treacherous during rough weather, special caution should be taken while paddling the open coastal areas, crossing open bays, at shipping channels, and while in and near passes along the Intracoastal Waterway. Please read our Paddling Safety Guidelinesbefore starting your adventure.

LEGEND

CT MAPS

  1. Region A - The Emerald CoastSegment 1Big Lagoon SP to Navarre Beach
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3
    Segment 2(Alternate) - Navarre Beach to PointWashington
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4
    Segment 3(Alternate) - Point Washington to Piney Point
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3
  2. Region B - The Forgotten CoastSegment 4(Alternate) - Piney Point to Appalachicola
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3
    Segment 5Appalachicola to Ring Dike
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4Leg 5Leg 6
  3. Region C - The Nature CoastSegment 6Ring Dike to YankeetownSpoil Island
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4Leg 5Leg 6Leg 7Leg 8Leg 9Leg 10Leg 11Leg 12
    Segment 7Yankeetown Spoil Islandto Anclote Key SP
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3
    Insert Chassahowitzka NWR
    Leg 4Leg 5
  4. Region D - The Suncoast/Tampa BaySegment 8Anclote Key SP to Shell Key
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3
    Segment 9Shell Key to Helmsley Sandcastle
    Leg 1Leg 2
  5. Region E - Charlotte HarborSegment 10Helmsley Sandcastle to Weston's Resort
    Leg 1Leg 2
    Segment 11Weston's Resort to Cayo Costa SP
    Leg 1Leg 2
  6. Region F - Calusa/Paradise CoastSegment 12Cayo Costa SP to Bowtie Island
    Leg 1Leg 2
    Segment 13Bowtie Island to Everglades City
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4
  7. Region G - The Everglades/Florida KeysSegment 14Everglades City to Long Key SP
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4Leg 5Leg 6Leg 7Leg 8
    Segment 15Long Key SP to Boyd's Key West Campground
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4Leg 5Leg 6Leg 7
  8. Region H - Biscayne BaySegment 16(Alternate) - Long Key SP to Oleto River SP
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4Leg 5Leg 6Leg 7
    Segment 17Oleto River SP to Doubletree Suites
    Leg 1ALeg 1B
  9. Region I - The Gold CoastSegment 18Doubletree Suites to Fairfield Inn
    Leg 1Leg 2
    Segment 19Fairfield Inn to Waterfront Inn
    Leg 1Leg 2
  10. Region J - Indian River/Kissimmee RiverSegment 20Waterfront Innto SL 13
    Leg 1Leg 2
    Segment 21SL 13 to BC 38
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3
  11. Region K - The Space CoastSegment 22BC 38 to Ponce Inlet Spoil Bank
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4Leg 5Leg 6
    Segment 23Ponce Inlet Spoil Bank to Jordan Island
    Leg 1Leg 2Leg 3
  12. Region L - The First CoastSegment 24Jordan Island to PonteVedra Spoil Island
    Leg 1Leg 2
    Segment 25Ponte Vedra Spoil Island to Big Talbot Spoil Island
    Leg 1Leg 2
    Segment 26Big Talbot Spoil Island to Fort Clinch
    Leg 1ALeg 1B

NOTE: Great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of these maps. These maps are for visual reference only, please use NOAA Charts for navigation. Paddlers should have all proper attire, gear, safety equipment and check conditions before departure. Don't forget to wear your PFD and leave a float plan with an estimated time of return.There are inherent dangers in any kayak paddling trip.

There are special hazards along Florida's coastal areas due to shifting tides, changing wind, weather, currents, wave action, shallow waters, and treacherous bottoms with soft mud, rock piles and oyster bars. It is up to the paddler to be aware of these dangers, to accept and be prepared for the risks involved, and to be certain that the paddler has the skills necessary to safely paddle in such waters.