Best Places To Go Kayaking Near Orlando This Winter

Weeki Wachee

The kayaking here is great because the water is so crystal clear. You can see all sorts of fish and other aquatic life while paddling around.

Crooked River

Crooked River provides an easy trail through the Clermont chain of lakes. You can access an easy launch site just past the main trailhead in the preserve.

Desert Botanical Garden

Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and searching for shells.

Lake Ivanhoe

After paddling your heart out around the lake, you’ll also enjoy being able to pop out of the water and head to a local bar or restaurant within minutes.

Juniper Springs

Here, the gators tend to run small and are pretty used to seeing humans traveling through their territory.

Shingle Creek

This serene paddling spot is beautiful and offers you several easy options for access.

Silver Glen Springs

The entrance to the spring is located off of Highway 19, about an hour and a half away from Orlando. You’ll spot the kayak launch just after you walk past the first hill after the spring boil.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

you can access the park from any launch site that you find along the Wekiwa River or Rock Springs Run.

King’s Landing

Here, you can explore what the locals like to call nature’s greatest theme park. You’ll launch directly at King’s Landing, where you can then take several routes to create your own adventure.

Rainbow River

This river’s claim to fame is crystal clear water to the point that you can often see your own boat’s shadow reflecting back from the sandy bottom.

Silver Springs

The biggest highlight of this trip is the wildlife, and you can even look forward to seeing the famous rhesus monkeys that hang out in the trees that line the shore.

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