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“A breath of fresh nature”
Review of Rock Springs Run

Rock Springs Run
Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Apopka
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Owner description: Tributary of Florida's Wekiva River is ideal for canoeing, birdwatching, viewing wildlife and foliage.
Reviewed January 27, 2014

I did not do the float trip; rather, my trip started at the Wekiwa Springs launch point then I paddled up the run to the first camp site. The water was a little lower than expected but still manageable. It was not hard to tell I was under the influence of a different set of springs once I turned left onto the run. The flow was swift but generally one that is manageable. I would not necessarily recommend paddling up the run for a beginner but if they paid attention and have a sense of river skills, the trip is well worth the effort. There are points where the run meanders over sand bars in and among the lilies. On the trip I saw a half dozen deer, turtles and several hundred birds. I ran out of time once I neared the camp site so I turned around and headed back to the state park. I will return.

Suggestions are to arrive early. I can see where the park would fill fast on a warm sunny weekend day.

2  Thank CEWAIT
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"rock springs"
in 17 reviews
"kelly park"
in 13 reviews
"sandy beach area"
in 3 reviews
"bring your own"
in 9 reviews
"clean place"
in 2 reviews
"lazy river"
in 8 reviews
"kings landing"
in 7 reviews
"great family fun"
in 3 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 5 reviews
"a wonderful place to spend"
in 2 reviews
"half a mile"
in 2 reviews
"wekiva island"
in 4 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 3 reviews
"lots of picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"florida heat"
in 2 reviews
"concession area"
in 2 reviews
"arrive early"
in 3 reviews

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

this is a welcome break away from the parks. where you and you're family can relax. entry is only $3 per car. you can rent a tube for $5 each.to float down the lazy river

3  Thank Arneil
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Let me begin by explaining just what the Rock Springs Run is. This may sound confusing but it is really not. In Orange County there is a park called Kelly Park or Rock Springs. This is a county park and inside of the park is a spring, Rock Springs, which is the headwater and source of the Rock Springs Run. The Rock Springs run is a small river that runs about 8.5 miles and then joins the Wekiwa River. The Rock Springs run is one of the most scenic and beautiful rivers in Florida and is a great river to canoe or kayak. There are no motor boats allowed and only 3 homes on the river. You cannot launch a canoe or kayak from Kelly Park, so how do get access to the run?? There is only one location open to the public that rents canoes, kayaks and provides access to the river, Kings Landing. Kings Landing is located just down the road from the entrance to Kelly Park and is a well run and clean place to rent or launch your canoe. At present the daily cost to rent a canoe, take a trip downriver to Wekiwa Island and have them pick you up and return you to your car is $25 per boat. This is a good deal and you will have the adventure of your life traveling the 8 mile trip. A WORD OF CAUTION: I have seen several reviews of the Rock Springs run and Kings Landing complaining of the obstructions in the river, tipping over,ect. Be aware this is a wild Florida river and from time to time trees fall and create an obstacle. Also be aware that this is all downstream but this is a twisting river that does require an amount of skill and patience to navigate. This may not be a good trip for a family with young children if you have not paddled a canoe before. If you can paddle a canoe then this is probably the best trip in Florida to view wildlife and a river that is like that of old Florida. Be safe and have fun !

17  Thank billmc33
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Refreshing, relaxing & amazing. Been here 2 times and loved it......will be back again soon. Up to 8 in car admission only $5 and tube rental at Ron's is $3 per tube for day. VERY AFFORDABLE!

4  Thank kp1realtor
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is just a wonderful day for all. We rented tubes on the way there, cost to get in is dirt cheep. Kelly park has a nice picnic area. The walk back to the beginning is nice also it all sidewalk walking area very well kept park

3  Thank Sherry S
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