Enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the park by canoe or kayak out on the Wekiva River or Rock Springs Run. You can begin your trip inside the park or enter the park from any launch site along the Wekiva River or Rock Springs Run. A map of the river and a list of the launch sites is available on the Wekiwa Wild & Scenic River website (link is external). If entering from outside the park an Entrance Fees of $2.00 per person is required.
Canoe and kayak rentals are available at our concession, Wekiwa Springs State Park Nature Adventures. For information on rentals and fees please see the Nature Adventures (link is external) website or call them at 1.407.884.4311.
The distances provided here can be used to help plan your trip. These are approximated distances; for GPS coordinates of the various points please see the Paddle Wekiva Brochure (link is external) on the Wekiva Wild & Scenic website. To approximate travel time most canoe forums say a canoe with 2 people and 25 lbs. of equipment can average 3 mph/4.8 kph on still water. Traveling with the current will be faster than against and a kayak will be slightly faster as well.
DISTANCES BETWEEN POINTS OF INTEREST
Wekiwa Springs to Wekiva Island (Wekiva River) – 1 mile/1.6 km
Wekiwa Springs to Otter Camp (Rock Spring Run) – 3 miles/4.8 km
Wekiwa Springs to Indian Mound (Rock Springs Run) – 3.5 miles/ 5.6 km
Wekiwa Springs to Buffalo Tram (Wekiva River) – 3.5 miles/ 5.6 km
Wekiwa Springs to Big Buck (Rock Springs Run) – 4 miles/6.4 km
Wekiwa Springs to Kelly Park (Rock Springs Run) – 9.5 miles/15.3 km
Wekiwa Springs to Katie’s Landing (Wekiva River) – 10 miles/16.0 km
Be Advised - Due to the nature of the spring it is necessary to portage your canoe or kayak a significant distance up and down slope on uneven ground. Please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria for more information. If you need assistance please contact the Ranger Station and we will work to accommodate you.