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Kayaks & Canoes — Silver Springs State Park


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Explore the beauty of Natural Florida by paddling along the Silver River and Fort King Waterway in a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard. Watercraft rentals are available from Paddling Adventures at Silver Springs State Park, the official onsite outfitter. Check out the new clear bottom kayaks!

Paddling Options:Explore beautiful Silver Springs for an hour or two or more as you paddle along the tree-shaded Fort King Waterway and Silver River.

Extended River Paddle to Ray Wayside Park: Journey five miles from Silver Springs to Ray Wayside Park on S.R. 40 with return transportation (livery) provided. It takes 3 to 4 hours to complete this paddling excursion. Please arrive no later than 10:30 am to begin your trip. Livery service is available for those with their own boats. Extended River Paddle to Ray Wayside Park Map

Kayak and canoe hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (last rental is at 5:00 pm). Vessels must be returned to the launch area no later than 6:00 pm. Open 7 days a week year-round, including holidays.

  • Rentals are available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not necessary for individual or small group rentals of 9 or fewer boats.
  • All rentals include paddles and life jackets. Prices do not include sales tax.
  • MAXIMUM WEIGHT PER VESSEL:
    • Single Sit-in 300 lb
    • Single sit-on 300 lb
    • Tandem Sit-in 507 lb
    • Tandem Sit-on 575 lb
    • Clear Bottom Tandem 450 lb
    • Canoe 1250 lb
  • We do not allow pets on board rental kayaks or canoes, unless the animal has proper identification as a service animal.

Rent by the day or by the hour:
Last rental is at 5:00 pm. All rentals must be back by 6:00 pm.

Canoe or Tandem (two person) Kayak:

  • Hourly Rate: $20 for one hour, $30 for two hours, Full Day rental for $45.
  • Clear Bottom Kayak – New! Clear bottom tandem Kayaks $30 for one hour, $40 for two hours.
  • Ray Wayside Park Livery: Full day rental with transportation from Ray Wayside Park: $50

Note: Canoes are designed with two molded seats and a center bench seat for up to 3 people to paddle.

Single Kayak:

  • Hourly Rate: $15 for the first hour, $20 for two hours, Full Day rental for $30
  • Ray Wayside Park Livery: Full day rental with transportation from Ray Wayside Park: $35

Stand Up Paddle Boards:

  • Hourly Rate: $20 for one hour, $30 for two hours, Full Day rental for $45.
  • Ray Wayside Park Livery: Full day rental with transportation from Ray Wayside Park: $50

Private Vessels:

If you’re bringing your own vessel (kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard), there is a $4 launch fee per vessel, plus park admission of $2 per person.

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.

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Chapter 780, Par 1, Florida Statues, the “Florida Civil Rights Act,” Paddling Adventures is committed to providing accessible facilities, programs and services for all people, including those with disabilities to participate in and enjoy canoeing and kayaking. We welcome your call prior to your visit so that we may assist and safely include everyone to the best of our ability.




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