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.
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).
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!