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]. 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]