Atsena Otie Key

city park near Cedar Key, FL, USA

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Saltwater paddle from beach to historic island town and cemetery.

Length:  2.8 miles or 3.3 miles depending upon paddling around or through the island.

Time:  1-1.5 hours depending upon paddling through or around the island. Paddler should add an additional hour to explore the island, but NOTE bring insect repellant – mosquitoes are fierce!

Skill Level:  If wind conditions are less than 5 mph, paddle is suitable for beginner or inexperienced paddler.  Basic navigational skills are required to navigate thru the island.

CAUTIONS:  At low or mid tides, oyster bars prohibit passage thru the island. Navigation thru the island should only be attempted during and around high tide.  Paddle should not be undertaken in winds greater than 15 mph.

The following map and trail guide are provided courtesy of Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges.

Click here for trail map and guide.

Disclaimer:  The Original Florida Tourism Task Force (dba VisitNatural Nroth Florida) and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council do not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of this map and paddle guide or the safety of this trail for use by paddlers.  Paddlers should use this trail only if they have the adequate skill level and dquipment, and paddlers must make that determination.  Paddlers should also check weather forecases and wter levels in advance to avoid any unnecessary danger.  The Original Florida Tourism Task Force, the local governments in which this paddling trail is located and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council are not responsible for any damages whatsoever from its use.