Young girl kayaking

One of the best ways to enjoy Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is from the water

The refuge offers four canoe and kayak trails with launch sites located off of U.S. 41. The Refuge currently does not provide parking for trails 1, 3, and 4; Please use caution when accessing those areas along U.S. 41.

In the northern marsh canoeing and kayaking is allowed, but visitors should check water levels beforehand because they vary greatly seasonally. Most areas for canoe and kayaks are best accessible from mid summer to early winter. Please contact the refuge office at 239-657-8001 for current water levels or route suggestions.