Weeki Wachee Springs is a first magnitude spring discharging 64 million gallons of crystal clear water a day. Along the journey down the river we will probably encounter many types of wildlife including; manatee, gators, raccoons, otters and numerous waterfowl. The first four miles of this trip retains its wild, pristine undeveloped character, which is quite beautiful with the last three miles having succumbed to human development.
This historic and world-renowned tourist attraction features Weeki Wachee Spring, one of Florida's thirty-three first magnitude springs. The spring, plus a second-magnitude spring in the park and several smaller springs outside the park, combine to form the seven mile long crystal clear Weeki Wachee River.
We will putin at outfitters next to attraction and paddle downstream approx 6 miles to takeout at Rogers Park. The trip is about 7 miles to Rodgers Park, with lunch and swimming will take about 4-5 hours.
**$6.00 fee to launch from outfitters if you bring your own kayak/canoe. BRING KAYAK CART IF YOU HAVE, LAUNCH IS A BIT OF A WALK FROM UNLOADING AREA...IF YOU DON'T HAVE WE WILL ALL HELP EACH OTHER.
Kayak rentals available at park; call: 352-597-8484 for prices and takeout/pick-up info. Reservations are required. You must make any reservations with the outfitter yourself; nothing will be reserved unless you call. http://www.paddlingadventures.com/kayaks_and_canoes.html (http://www.paddlingadventures.com/kayaks_and_canoes.html)
Weeki Wachee address: 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill 34607.... please note that the kayak launch is at rear of large parking lot. Do NOT park your car in the outfitters area because they lock the gate at 3pm....park in the Weeki Wachee attraction parking lot.
Rogers Park Address: 7244 Shoal Line Blvd Weeki Wachee, FL 34607
Bring your lunch and plenty to drink.
For those bringing your own boats, we will be shuttling cars to Rodgers Park. Parking and/or launching fee at Rodgers Park is $6. We will be running our own shuttle.
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