Let's launch from the head spring. This will be the first time I'm gong to be in the Silver River park.
Enter the park at the normal US 40 (aka Silver Springs Boulevard) entrance. The fees are $5 single occupant or $8 carload to enter park. There is an additional $4 per kayak launch fee. There is a kayak drop off and a short distance to launch. You do NOT park at the launch. Park on the asphalt parking lot after you drop off kayak. After we set up our Kayaks, we'll Shuttle down to Rays Wayside. There is a $5.00 fee at Rays, but we'll ask at Silver if our entrance fee can cover both parks.
Lets paddle up the fort King Waterway and see a few new sites!!
Tell them at the gate you plan to launch.
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About the Park
Some folks may want to do an out and back. However, you can also do a one way trip with a shuttle to Ray Wayside. The park CLOSES at Dusk. So be back by then to exit park/access car.
I'm going to suggest that we shuttle our cars so that we can take a leisurely float down to Rays Wayside and have plenty of time to Swim and have fun.
Your admission to the Silver River State Park (keep receipt) gets you into silver river attraction and vice versa (same day). I hiked the sink hole trail at the State Park not too long ago. There is also a river trail.
The Fort King Waterway is off to the right of the launch. There are no boats allowed and I found THIS PORTION a very easy kayak. Then you enter the main spring, (head LEFT upriver).
After than we can head down river, as far as you wish. Perhaps see Monkeys.
I do not require folks to kayak as a group. People like to kayak at their own pace, have different size kayaks, and abilities.
If you are new to kayaking, and want me to review basic strokes, just ask.
Bring water, snacks, PFD and whistle, and safety equipment. Don't forget your water Cannon.