Explore the beauty of Natural Florida by hitting the river and paddling along the Fort King Waterway in a kayak or a canoe. Guided paddles are available for groups or for individual excursions. For the more experienced visitors, vessels are also available for rental.
We welcome you to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Silver Springs State Park up close by taking to the water in our kayaks or canoes.
Kayak and canoe hours: 9 AM – 5:30 PM (last rental is at 4:30 PM). Vessels must be returned to the launch area no later than 4:00 PM.
Please note, a cell phone is required to be with you on any rented vessel. A form of collateral will be needed to rent as well, i.e. a photo ID.
We do not allow pets on board rental kayaks or canoes, unless the animals has proper identification as a service animal.
Rent by the day or by the hour:
Last rental is at 3:00 PM. All rentals must be back by 4:00 PM
Canoe or Tandem (two person) Kayak:
$18 for the first hour, $9 for each additional hour, All Day Pass for $45.
$14 for the first hour, $7 for each additional hour, All Day Pass for $35
In order to participate in this activity, one: Must have the ability to enter and exit the canoe/kayak independently or with the assistance of a companion, remain seated and balanced, using adaptive support if needed, paddle canoe/kayak through the water in a stable and controlled manner independently or with the assistance of a companion. In the event of a capsize, one must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft independently and right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device. Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion. Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for as long as one chooses to attend. Must have the ability to traverse uneven and unstable terrain for up to 1000 feet independently or with the assistance of a companion.