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Florida Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Our sister companies Wekiva Outfitters and Econ Outfitters offer a fleet of watercraft rentals to explore the waterways of the Econ­lock­hatchee River, Wekiva River, and St. Johns River. We bring your rental to a designated drop-off location of your choice.

The Econlockhatchee River

Passing through beautiful forests, including the Little Big Econ State Forest, see a diverse array of wildlife, including sandhill cranes, bald eagles, ospreys, hawks, wading birds, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, waterfowl, shorebirds, deer, turkeys, and sometimes black bears.

The Muscogee name for the river means “River of Many Mounds,” named for the multitude of Indian mounds found along this waterway. The second largest tributary of the storied St. Johns River, this delightful black water stream is narrow in places and canopied by cypress and Sabal palm.

Trip #1
Trip #2
Trip #3
Little Big Econ Canoe Launch
Snowhill Road bridge
Little Big Econ Canoe Launch
Snow Hill Road bridge
C.S. Lee Park
C.S. Lee Park
8.5 miles
11.5 miles
20 miles
Paddle Time
4 hours
5 – 6 hours
8 – 10 hours
Meeting Location
Snow Hill Road Bridge
C.S. Lee Park
C.S. Lee Park

Beginning just north of Kelly Park in Apopka, crystal-clear Rock Springs Run winds its way swiftly downstream about 8 miles to join the spring run flowing out of Wekiwa Springs State Park, thus creating the Wekiva River. The Wekiva River (note spelling difference for the state park and river) continues north approximately 15 miles to the St. Johns River.

A mixture of swift and placid water offers a frequent change of pace. Traveling through sand pine scrub, pine flat woods, hammocks and swamps, see a variety of wildlife, including river otters and sometimes black bears. Numerous islands, tributaries and lagoons provide opportunities for side trips and camping.

Ages: All ages
Duration: 6-10 hours

Wekiva River rentals are a great way to spend the day!
Explore the beautiful Wekiva River in your choice of watercraft. Choose from paddle boards, canoes, or kayaks to customize your day on the river.

Experience the sights and sounds of scenery that is teeming with wildlife in every season. Take your pick between a half-day rental (up to 6 hours) or a full-day rental (up to 10 hours).

  • Pick-up for full-day rentals is anytime between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • Half-day rentals are available starting at 12 p.m.
  • All rentals are due back to the shop by 6 p.m.

Please Note
Please dress comfortably and according to the weather forecast. If you are interested in a morning rental, please book a full-day rental. We look forward to providing you with a fun and scenic experience!

Book your Wekiva canoe, paddle board, or kayak rental online today!


262 Wekiva Park Drive, Sanford Florida
From Orlando Go east on highway 528 towards Cape Canaveral. Drive 1 mile past exit #52 you will cross a bridge, at the end of the bridge immediately exit to the right off the highway and onto the dirt road beside 528. Follow the dirt road to the right, drive under the bridge and follow the dirt road back around to the other side until you find the 3 tikki torches and a big white van pulling a kayak trailer. If you pass the turn off on the right just make a u turn 1/4 mile past the turn off, head west on the 528 and exit the dirt parking lot before the bridge with a big sign that says “Banana River Drive” exit 52 1 mile.