Kayak Weeki Watchee River

Kayak Weeki Wachee River:  We will carpool from the Super Walmart in Ocoee LEAVING at 7:15am   Please let me know if you will meet us at the Walmart or the springs. If you are not carpooling, meet 8:30am at Paddling Adventures next to the Weeki Wachee River State Park amusement entrance, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL. The gate is in the same parking lot as the amusement area, just to the left.

Contact them to rent a boat:[masked]-8484. Rentals are $30.00 and reservations are required. Rentals often sell out early for weekends so reserve a boat sooner than later.

The trip is 5.5 miles on the river but plan to spend all day out as there are so many good places to stop and swim. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. This is a leisurely trip and we'll stop and swim often, swing from the rope into the river and just take our time and enjoy the day. We love to stop on the pretty sandbars, share food and enjoy each others company. No disposable items allowed on the river (no baggies, no Coke cans or chip packages. Put everything inside of tupperwear). 

The exceptionally crystal clear water of the Weeki Wachee River allow us to see a variety of marine life. The State Park Preserve and private land tracks along the river allows you to see what native Florida looked like years ago by natives Indians and early explorers alike. In the Weeki Wachee River you will see a variety of fresh water fish including mullet, bluegill, bass, freshwater gar and a variety of other freshwater fish. Turtles and otters can be seen as you travel down the slow winding river with an occasional deer sighting mixed into your trip. Several species of birds can be seen including woodpeckers, humming birds, wood cranes, hawks and owls. Everytime we have paddled this river, we also have seen manatees! 

We will take out at Rogers Park. We can do our shuttle. Launch fee of $6.00 for your own kayak. (Rentals include shuttle). We will also carpool from the Super Walmart in Ocoee at 7:00 a.m. Contact Mary-Slater for more information. Public is invited. Moderate. Leader: Mary-Slater Linn[masked]  or [masked] 

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  • Sheri

    Ok, I'm in the walmart parking lot and I don't see anyone and I can't get a hold of anyone for the carpool

    June 28, 2014

  • LeAnn Siefferman B.

    Sorry we can't make it this time… we will be sure to do the next kayak trip.

    June 27, 2014

  • John B

    Sorry Can't make it this weekend. So SAD

    June 26, 2014

  • Tom W.

    As a head's up, I just called to reserve a boat, and was told there are no more available for Saturday.

    June 23, 2014

    • Mary-Slater L.

      Tom: Shari left her name on the wait list and they called her Sat and gave her a kayak. Thus, you might just add your name to their wait list.

      June 23, 2014

    • Sheri

      Hi Tom, Paddling said they have cancellations all the time, check with them daily just in case...!

      June 25, 2014

  • Sheri

    As it turns out I can make it, I called Paddling Adventures again and they have a kayak available to rent now!!! I have a kayak reserved and I'll be meeting everyone at the Walmart at 7:30 next Saturday morning. :-) Yay!

    June 22, 2014

  • John B

    I may have a plus one. If so I'll meet you all at the Springs. Done it before.

    June 21, 2014

  • Sheri

    Hi Mary, I just called yesterday to rent a kayak and they are all gone. It looks like I'll have to back out of this event since I wont have a kayak :-( I hope you all have fun, Im sorry Im going to miss it. see you on the next one.

    June 21, 2014

  • John B

    I am an IF, but it says 7:30 then 8:30. Is 7:30 be there for car pool. Or they do take us back for a fee. :)

    June 18, 2014

    • Mary-Slater L.

      John: We will carpool from the Super Walmart in Ocoee LEAVING at 7:15am. If you are not carpooling, meet 8:30am at the park. We will do our own shuttle unless you rent their boats and then they the ride back to the park is free. You have your own kayak, right? Or are you going to rent one?

      June 18, 2014

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