Kayak Juniper Springs Run

Meet at Juniper Springs, 26701 E Hwy 40, Silver Springs, FL. No kayak rentals available. This is a 7-mile paddle which is not for beginners as it twists and is very narrow. However, it is one of the prettiest in Florida. Starting at the canoe ramp, the upper spring run is crystal-clear and less than one foot deep with a white sand bottom. Palmetto, palms, oak and cypress form a canopy over the small creek, which is appreciated on hot summer days. About two miles downstream, the run enters Juniper Prairie Wilderness, a sanctuary for wildlife and those seeking to get far away from the urban world. Nothing disposable allowed on the river and coolers WILL be searched on the dock. There is a $5.00 per person entrance and $12.00 launch/shuttle fee. Bring lunch, hat, and lots of water.

Public is invited. Strenuous

 

For more information, contact leader:

Rodney Posey

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  • susan h.

    And from another Susan...what an awesome river. One of the most unusual and challenging waterways in a 17 foot long kayak. It was as gorgeous as the Great Dismal Swamp and as challenging as the Pine Barrens. So glad to have had the opportunity. Thank you Mary Slater and Rodney for all the efforts to make it happen.

    September 2, 2013

  • Susan

    Beautiful!!! What a natural treasure. Thank you Rodney and everyone that made this such a memorable adventure.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Ken

    Fantastic group, beautiful day with great people. Thank you to Ll especially Rodney and Mary Slater

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Joe and Ken, (Hope I didn't leave anyone out) thank you for all the great pictures!!!!

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Sue W.

    Great river and meetup group

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved this paddle and the group of people that made it such a great time!! I made more great friends today. Thank you Rodney for organizing! I look forward to more!!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Rodney

    Great group of people and perfect paddling weather.

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Sue W.

    It is one of my favorite paddles. I am looking forward to it!

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do u have a kayak I could rent?

      August 21, 2013

    • Rodney

      Kim I do not have any extra kayaks at this time. If someone cancels I will let you know.

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone I can borrow a kayak from so I can finally get to go to juniper springs? I have a truck so I can help with carpooling or kayak transfer

    August 16, 2013

    • Rodney

      Mine are all already spoken for. They do rent canoes but takes two to manage them.

      August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thanks Rodney

      August 18, 2013

  • Rodney

    Note the time change to meet at 9:00 a.m. at launch area in the park.

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Dianne M.

      Thanks for the extra hour of beauty sleep. :-).

      August 12, 2013

  • Ken

    Rodney, Is there a wait list for this paddle?

    July 20, 2013

  • John

    I know how things go. I have a close friend who just bought kayak and is an enthusist. As it is 2 months away, if drop outs acurre please let her on the list. Thanks

    July 2, 2013

  • Nancy

    Is anyone car pooling.I live in Wtr spgs by 17-92 & 434.

    June 26, 2013

    • Sue W.

      Nancy I live in Longwood and could carpool with you just let me know.

      June 26, 2013

  • Emily

    Is there a wait list? I'd like to join :)

    June 25, 2013

    • Rodney

      No wait list at this time. Got filled up fast and capped the group where it is.

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • John

    I did this last year-interesting

    June 17, 2013

  • Dianne M.

    Been 20 years since I did Juniper.

    June 16, 2013

  • Dave G.

    This sounds like a terrific outing. I am really excited!

    June 13, 2013

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