You'll Feel Like You're In 'Jurassic Park' Kayaking Down This 7.4-Mile River In Florida

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Springs in Florida Include Weeki Wachee Springs State Park That Has Reopened

Embark on a kayaking adventure down Weeki Wachee River this summer. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has opened its crystal clear springs in Florida, and you can paddle down this tropical river run for major Jurassic Park vibes. This incredible spot offers kayak tours that will take your breath away.

This state park has resumed its daily kayaking tours on Tuesday. You can take the park's self-guided excursion and explore a tropical paradise of sparkling waters.

Weeki Wachee River has turquoise waters that span 7.4 miles. The kayaking tour will take you down a 5.5-mile run of the river, past lush scenery and diverse wildlife.

This stunning tour lasts three to four hours and starts at just $40. Tours are available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m, and you can rent a single or tandem kayak from the park or bring your own. 

You can take a short road trip to this amazing place for a picturesque nature escape. The springs are located just an hour north of Tampa and an hour and 40 minutes west of Orlando. 

Glide down this scenic river soon for an unforgettable day on the water. 

Depending on the time of year you go, you may even spot manatees on your tour. Paddling past these massive sea cows will make you feel like you're in Jurassic Park, except these gentle giants are harmless.

Animals like turtles, otters, and pelicans might also make an appearance on your epic journey downstream. Remember to be respectful of all wildlife and only view these critters from a distance.  

Enjoy this easy paddle through flowing waters. Whether you kayak, canoe, or use a stand-up paddleboard for the ride, you will receive basic instructions before you launch onto the river. 

There's so much to see and do at this stunning park, so visit soon and soak up the natural beauty. Without a doubt, Weeki Wachee belongs at the top of your Florida bucket list.

Self-Guided Adventure Down The Weeki Wachee River 

Price: Starts at $40

Address: 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL

Why You Need To Go: Experience one of the most beautiful parts of Florida on this kayaking journey while you float for hours down a scenic river.  

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.