Silver River, Florida’s oldest attraction
Sun Dec 12 2021 at 08:00 am to 01:00 pmUTC-05:00
Ray Wayside Park | Silver Springs, FL
About this Event
See Florida’s wildlife in their natural habitat, including awe-inspiring monkeys, manatees, and other aquatic life. Enjoy the thrill of mountain biking, cultivate serenity with yoga on the farm, refresh and recharge with one of our special weekend retreats.
Looking for an unforgettable day trip experience?
Unleash your sense of adventure with Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking on some of Florida’s most beautiful natural springs.
Silver Springs - Often called the gateway to the Ocala National Forest, this vibrantly clear and beautiful spring is one of the largest artesian springs known to man.
Florida’s first tourist attraction features one of the largest artesian springs in the world. We will be paddling on top of the crystal springs that have been inviting admirers for decades and sustaining a wealth of aquatic life.
The tour includes board or kayak (your choice) paddle, life preserver, safety instruction, entrance into the park and launch fees. This cost also includes car pool from exit point and back to vehicle. This is a 5 mile paddle that flows down the river.
****We will first meet at Ray wayside park (end point). Leave vehicles here then carpool to the spring head (starting point). $5 to park cash only at Ray wayside (not included) ****
Along the river we will discover plentiful fish life, several springs, native plant life, Reese monkeys, alligators, manatees and native Florida birds.
In the winter the manatee are more plentiful at the springs we should see several ?
Bote inflatable stand up paddle board or single kayak $65 per person Includes the $6 launch fee pick up/ drop off
Bring your own floatation $35/ Per person includes pick up/ drop off
$6 to launch at silver springs Not included For bring your own equipment.
Where is it happening?Ray Wayside Park, 9564 Northeast 28th Lane, Silver Springs, United States