Hells Bay is a series of shallow creeks, bays and glades located in the Everglades National Park in Cape Sable, Florida.

It is located on the southeast section of Whitewater Bay and is accessible by boat from the east through the bay and from the west via a marked canoe trail maintained by the Park Service.[1] The Park Service also maintains chickees throughout the area and allows overnight camping by permit.

Despite getting its name in part from fishermen calling it "hell to get into and hell to get out of",[2] Hells Bay is a popular area for angling Largemouth bass and Crevalle jack.[3] Because the water is so shallow, just inches in many parts, access largely limited to canoes, skiffs and flats.

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  1. ^ Moore, Marilyn (31 August 2007). Moon Florida Camping: The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping. Avalon Travel. p. 592. ISBN 978-1-56691-825-1. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  2. ^ Uhler, John. "Everglades National Park Boating Page". Hillclimb Media. Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  3. ^ Molloy, Johnny (April 29, 2002). "Everglades National Park". GORP.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2022-07-04.

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