Paddles and flat bottom boat are free, just don’t look for the life jackets. In fairness I could probably stand if needed, it’s a swamp. Not that I could imagine standing without being trapped in the Pluff mud or worse.
You will share the water with some locals. I spotted this handsome fellow a few minutes after returning the boat. My guess is he was floating and watching the upright locals going by.
There was a couple out in a boat who would eventually need to push pass the local since he sat right in the open water trail. I admit to waiting here for a bit looking for the ‘sound of squeals’ that I know comes with a surprise encounter. I was disappointed, they must have turned another way.
The Alligator above came over out of curiosity and a little boredom.
People from away just assume this is a park, with fences and other niceties. I can’t begin to tell you some of the things I have seen people do in the past. I’m pretty sure the locals are the more civilized ones.
As the climate changes you can guess which species my money is on.