Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-05-2013, 15:49   #1
F51
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 235
Images: 5
Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

We are slowly working our way down the west coast of Florida and need information regarding the legality of anchoring at two spots in Everglades National Park, Indian Key and Little Shark River. I have unconfirmed reports that anchoring is not allowed within the bouandaries of the National Park. Anybody have definitive information? Thanks.
__________________

__________________
F51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 16:09   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

See the online anchorage guide to Southwest Florida
Anchorage Inventory:
Florida Sea Grant - Boating & Waterways - Anchorage Inventory

Or contact the Park:
http://www.nps.gov/ever/contacts.htm
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 16:23   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Marco Island, Florida
Boat: Passport 40
Posts: 81
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

There are no restrictions anchoring at Indian Key or Little Shark River.
__________________
hgd137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 07:43   #4
Registered User
 
rognvald's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summer: In the land of Wooly Mammoths
Boat: Pearson 34-II
Posts: 2,252
Images: 2
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

F51, there are no issues anchoring at either spot. Indian Key is a delightful anchorage with many meandering creeks where one could easily spend a couple days in complete solitutde. Good holding in a sand and gravel bottom. The Little Shark keyhole is really just an overnight spot with a tide driven current. Don't set two hooks, one is fine and be certain to close your hatches well before dark . . . the mosquitoes will carry you away. Very beautiful spot that always reminded me of the flora in the Age of Dinsosaurs. Perhaps after a few sundowners . . . you might just see one. Good luck and good sailing.
__________________
rognvald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 09:51   #5
Registered User
 
svHyLyte's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tampa Bay area, USA
Boat: Beneteau First 42
Posts: 3,434
Images: 25
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

Quote:
Originally Posted by F51 View Post
We are slowly working our way down the west coast of Florida and need information regarding the legality of anchoring at two spots in Everglades National Park, Indian Key and Little Shark River. I have unconfirmed reports that anchoring is not allowed within the bouandaries of the National Park. Anybody have definitive information? Thanks.
There are no restrictions on either anchorage. Note, however, that at least at the Little Shark River, at this time of year and until next November or so, you will be at the mercy of the no-see-ums and mosquito's unless you have very good screens (that work better sprayed with DEET) and Lots! of Deep Woods Off.

FWIW...
__________________
"It is not so much for its beauty that the Sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
svHyLyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 09:54   #6
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St Augustine, FL
Boat: Woods Vardo 34 Cat
Posts: 2,827
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

Little shark river is super cool, BUT you need really good screens as mentioned or is a nitemare. Can also anchor near the mouth in calm conditions so not as buggy.
__________________
Check out my MoJo: Facebook.com/mojomarine1
Boatguy30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 17:11   #7
Marine Service Provider
 
AnchorageGuy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wherever the boat is!
Boat: Marine Trader 34DC
Posts: 4,618
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

We've anchored in both very recently and there are no restrictions whatsoever. Here is our last stop at both, http://trawler-beach-house.blogspot....ise-begin.html . Chuck
__________________
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

The Trawler Beach House
Voyages Of Sea Trek
AnchorageGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 17:33   #8
Mooderator
 
capngeo's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Key West & Sarasota
Boat: Cal 28 "Happy Days"
Posts: 4,211
Images: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to capngeo Send a message via Skype™ to capngeo
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

When there's an east wind, I anchor up half a mile from shore..... no bugs at all! BUT in a wind from any other direction, I slide up Shark about 1/2 mile or so. During the day there are literally thousands of square miles of exploring to do either by kayak or dinghy. You can run all the way to Flamingo inside if you need provisions. I spent Hurricane Andrew anchored up in an oxbow up Shark river
__________________
Any fool with a big enough checkbook can BUY a boat; it takes a SPECIAL type of fool to build his own! -Capngeo
capngeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 17:31   #9
Registered User
 
rognvald's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summer: In the land of Wooly Mammoths
Boat: Pearson 34-II
Posts: 2,252
Images: 2
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

Quote:
Originally Posted by Waterwayguy View Post
We've anchored in both very recently and there are no restrictions whatsoever. Here is our last stop at both, The Trawler Beach House: Let The Cruise Begin . Chuck

Nice pics and very accurate description for Indian Key, Shark and the Crab Pot Olympics to the Keys.
__________________
rognvald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2013, 15:16   #10
Registered User
 
Group9's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,599
Images: 7
Re: Anchorages: Indian Key and Little Shark River

Quote:
Originally Posted by rognvald View Post
Nice pics and very accurate description for Indian Key, Shark and the Crab Pot Olympics to the Keys.
Crab Pot Olympics is right.

I love both those anchorages. Getting in is a lot easier than it looks on the charts. Be ready to reverse directions with the tide, though.
__________________

__________________
Group9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anchorages

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.