Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitors Center
815 Oyster Bar Lane
Everglades City, Florida 34139
305-242-7700

Sandfly Island is one of many islands located in the Ten Thousand Islands region of Everglades National Park and consists of a large shell works site that was built by indigenous people, including several shell mounds. From the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, Sandfly Island is located about a 1.5 mile paddling distance across the open waters of Chokoloskee Bay. You can bring your own canoes or kayaks or rent them from one of the many local businesses. For those who would like to explore the island interior a one-mile walking trail is located adjacent to the boat dock.
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