I have kayaked in many places in Florida and had the worst experience in Alexander Springs. I took the 4 hours run and it began nicely, then the river comes to a complete dead end because the lily pads, grass and vegetation have completely taken over. You have to litteraly tredge though hours of that vegetation. It was a very dangerous situation because any number of critters could have jumped into the kayak. - being that it is so low in the water. It was bad enough that we had to deal with dozens of spiders from the lily pads falling into the kayak. I was terribly afraid a water snake was going to jump in.
The people at the park are fully aware of the situation, but they did not seem to care at all. They are really carrying a lot of liability.
I give this a two rating because otherwise the camping site and swimming in the springs were nice enough to get a two.
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