Category Archives: Beginner Paddle

Paddle boarding at Wekiva Springs

Wekiva Island Bridge

Location: Wekiva Springs State Park 1800 Wekiwa Circle Where to launch: You can launch from inside the state park or at Wekiva Island. Paddling from one to the other is so enjoyable, offering you lots of opportunity to spot wildlife. We recommend launching at the state park and paddling to the island for a food/drinks […]

Alexander Springs Run

Alexander Springs with Outsiders USA

Location: Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located between Astor and Altoona to the east of SR 19 and the west of the St. Johns River and CR 445-A. Where to launch: We launch from under the CR 445-A bridge, and paddle upstream to the Alexander Springs Recreation Area. Fees: No fees to launch from the […]

Kings Landing

Kings Landing Outsiders Paddleboarding

Location: 5722 Baptist Camp Rd, Apopka, FL 32712 (407) 886-0859 Where to launch: Pull into the park and you can unload in the loop. There are nice clean restrooms, an outdoor shower and a gift shop with supplies if you forgot something. Fees: $10 per person if you’re bringing own board. There are also canoes […]

Blue Spring State Park

Launch point: “French Landing” on St. Johns River Address: West French Ave Orange City, FL 32763 Things to see: Blue Springs is home to Manatees, Fish (Gar Tilapia), birds, the occasional boar, deer and alligators. There is a large swimming area to relax and cool off in. You can paddle all the way up to […]