Launch Location: Riverland Woods Park in Dania. The ramp can be slippery due to algae growing on it so it is best to wear water shoes.
Parking: Parking is free in the park. There is a limited amount of trailer parking near the boat ramp.
Description: It’s been a long time since I’ve goon kayaking due to being injured twice in two separate car accidents. I’m still recovering from the second accident so had to limit how much paddling I could do.
This was my first time trying to paddle this area. We missed the righthand turn before Secret Woods Park and didn’t realize it until we were almost so far east that we were approaching the I-95 overpass. We turned around but by this time strong winds and a storm hit. We paddled on anyway and finally got to the turnoff point to head to the Slough. We looked for a way in but we missed the one point that looked open of Google Earth. Finally exhausted and fearing getting hit by even worse weather we headed back to the launch.
Now that I’m familiar with the area planning on going back soon and looking for the entrance into the slough that can be seen on Google Earth. But overall it was a very enjoyable paddle with lots of wildlife and very enjoyable waters.
Kayak Rentals Availability: Rentals are not provided by the park.
Amenities: There are public restrooms in the park.