Shark Point & Alligator Creek Via West Lake Trail

Homestead, Florida


Added by Daniel Madrigal

23 mile paddleLots of wildlife (crocs, gators, spoonbills, pelicans, ospreys, dolphins)Several different ecosystemsOvernight tripStay at ground site or chickeeGreat sunset and sunriseGood fishing

Use the West Lake Canoe Launch and follow the marked trail for 9.5 miles to Alligator Creek. On your right there is a clearing and that is the camp site. On your left there is also a clearing where the biggest croc in the glades usually hangs out. This guy is a DINOSAUR. Camp here if you are brave enough, or continue into Garfield Bight and make your way to the Shark Point Chickee. Camp here and then paddle 12 miles back to Flamingo the next day. You will see tons of birds and most likely dolphins in this area. Be careful in the shallows at low tide. Use tide charts to time your entrance and exit.

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