The Crystal Clear Water of Kings Landing
Kings Landing is one of the most beautiful places to visit. Located near Orlando, you can rent a kayak explore “Old Florida”.
Kings Landing is a paddlesport rental operation that is located on Rock Springs Run. Kings Landing rents canoes and kayaks, and also allows people to launch their own craft. Only non-motorized vessels are allowed on the river. They include kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards. Rental rates range from $49 to $69 and self launches cost $10. Also, parking is free and along the road outside the entrance.
Rock Springs Run is the main attraction. The river is approximately 9 miles long and originates next door at Kelly Park. You have two options when visiting the river. The “Day Paddle” or the “Shuttle Run”. The Day Paddle is the most popular and allows you four hours to enjoy the river and return back on your own. The Shuttle Run is a 8 mile paddle with the current and ends at the Wekiva River at Wekiva Island.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit is definitely during the warmer months and preferably during the dry season (Spring & Fall). The reason is because the river is so inviting you’ll want to swim in the crystal clear water. Also, the year round, 70 degree water temperature feels amazing in the hot Florida sun. Once, I visited in late summer after tons of rain and the water clarity was terrible. You definitely want to see this river at its’ best!
I made a short video detailing my most recent trip to Kings Landing. Here it is…
Kings Landing is a perfect day trip for anyone wanting a break from Disney and its’ crowds. Paddling Rock Springs Run is about as peaceful and as beautiful as it gets!
Consider Boat U.S. for your boating needs. They are a great organization that provides numerous resources to improve your life on the water AND trailering your boat. Click HERE for more information.
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