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Trip report: December 2017

West Lake Park...

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Located between Hollywood and Dania Beach, FL, this large urban park includes about 3 miles of mangrove preserve adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. Three paddling trails totaling 3 miles have been marked out through the mangrove. No motorized boats are allowed. A variety of paddle craft rentals are available. Small park fee applies (Map and photos below.)

Paddling at West Lake Park

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Distance: Red Trail: 1.2 miles; White Trail: .9 miles; Green Trail: .9 miles
Location: Broward County
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Tidal: Yes
Launch points: West Lake Park Marina (See map)
Nearby points of interest: Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, Dania Beach


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Launch your own vessel from the public boat ramp, or visit the concession for kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals.

West Lake Park

This popular park includes the Anne Kolb Nature Center, plus biking and walking trail, picnicking, ball courts, playground and splash pad, dock and fishing platform on Tarpon Lake. Parking is free during the week.

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