The Florida Paddling Trails Association (FPTA) was formed in October 2007 under the guidance of the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways & Trails to be the steward
for all Florida's water trails, including the Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail.
A non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, the FPTA is a state-wide, community of paddlers, clubs, outfitters and other water trail supporters, which has a common purpose of 'connecting paddlers to
water trails.' Our goal is to knit the paddle community together. — from
the FPTA website
Florida Paddling Organizations
The Florida Professional Paddlesports Association (FPPA) is a network of professional paddlesport outfitters and retailers whose purpose is to promote paddling in Florida.
The Florida Sea Kayaking Association is a club of paddlers who enjoy sea kayaking. Our current membership is concentrated in Northeast Florida although we have members from all parts of Florida
and other states. —from
the FSKA website