Launch Location: Holland Park in Hollywood. The park is located at the entrance to the Intercoastal Water Way and the South entrance to Westlake. There is a floating dock for launching kayaks and canoes with a separate ramp for power boats.
Parking: Parking is by the hour or day and the meters take cash, plastic or pay by phone. Parking lot can get pretty full on weekends, especially if you have a trailer, so it is best to get there early.
Description: We paddled through the mangroves into Westlake where we continued paddling north to Anne Kolb Nature Center. Many different types of birds can be spotted in the mangroves. Also look for the crabs that live amongst the roots of the mangrove trees. You will often see fish jumping out of the water.
Kayak Rentals Availability: Rentals are not available at this location. Use the Westlake entrance if you need to rent a kayak.
Amenities: There are primitive public restrooms in the park.