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Paddlers traveling down Big Cypress river in the morning with steam rising from the river

what is paddle the gulf?

Paddle the Gulf is an initiative to inspire people to become more connected to nature by exploring coastal streams and rivers that flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Our hope is that creating opportunities for new paddlers to canoe or kayak will improve their understanding and appreciation of the Gulf of Mexico’s unique coastal resources.

This website was designed to showcase coastal paddle trails, also known as blueways, across the five U.S. Gulf States. The site is a starting place to learn about local water trails, upcoming events, and ways to become involved as a citizen scientist. Paddle the Gulf was made possible with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and through the efforts of many organizations working together to help you find adventure with a purpose.

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