Mud Lake Canal

Also known as: Bear Lake Canal, Bear Lake Archeological District EVER-192/8MO32
Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, Flamingo, Florida

Description 

This site is nationally significant as the best preserved example of a rare prehistoric engineering feat -- a long-distance canoe canal. The Mud Lake Canal has the potential to provide nationally significant information of major scientific importance about seasonal movements of people, the development of social complexity, aboriginal engineering ability and accomplishments, and the paramount importance of waterways in the pre-European contact period in Florida and the southeastern United States. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, September 20, 2006

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 2006
Reference number
06000979
Level of significance
National
Property type
Site
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing structures: 3