Paddling Suggestions for Central Florida using Inflatable


In my Sea Eagle 380 inflatable, I have kayaked Caladesi, Fort Desoto, Palma Sola, Rainbow Springs, Silver Springs, Wekiwa Springs, Chassahowitzha River, Kings Bay.

I am looking for new places in Central Florida where I can take an inflatable. Are there any not on the list that you like? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

I have always wanted to paddle the Crystal River in the winter.

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You’ve hit most of the well known places. I’m in St Pete but mostly paddle in the gulf so don’t have too many other suggestions. I’d add Weeki Wachee to your list but try to go on a weekday as it is a zoo on the weekends. Robinson Preserve in Bradenton is very nice but a bit south of these. I love Weedon Island Preserve in St Pete but it can be an oyster farm especially at low tide. Homosassa River would be a good one too. Have fun!

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An update: I took the kayak to Crystal River and Weeki Wachee. I paddled upstream at Weeki Wachee almost to the park boundary. Thanks for the suggestions.