Econlockhatchee River , Orlando, FL
Experience ID: 369
A 8 mile paddling tour that will be the highlight of your day. You´ll visit amazing views through the great Little Big Exon State Forest. Considered a Florida favorite for locals/visitors who enjoy a bit more adventure and love serious wilderness A experience attracting paddlers from far and wide.
Come paddle the eight miles through the mysterious, moss covered cypress forest of the Little-Big Econ State Forest. Somehow escaping the uncontrolled growth dominating Orange and Seminole Counties, the tightly winding upper portion slowly becomes a widening, lazy river. Wildlife abounds; on past tours we have encountered bald eagles, red shoulder hawks, heaps of large wading birds, river otters, and of course alligators. The high sandy banks shade you with enormous live oaks, pine, palm, and ancient cypress. A light lunch will be served picnic style at the Boy Scout Bridge on the Florida Trail.
- 2 Hours of Paddling.
- 8 miles of paddling! Be prepared for a great workout!
- Every day beginning at 9:00 am. Private tours are available any day or time for groups of 4 or more, please inform in advance and we´ll organize the tour for you.
You should bring:
- Sun Screen
- Large brimmed hat
- Your Kayak, paddle and a life jacket if you need one.
- A guide who is a romantic and adventurous storyteller, takes you to the very rivers, springs, and swamps where he was hatched.
More Info: There are bathrooms and a parking lot. Please register your car and pay the $3. Parking fee. Your instructor and kayaks will be at the water’s edge. Paddling destinations will be in sea kayaks of the highest quality.
What should I bring?
It is recommended to bring sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and sun screen), wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty,and a waterproof camera is ideal for this adventure.
What if I can´t swim?
Lifejackets are provided for everyone.
Is it safe?
Perfectly, the leaders are there to ensure your safety.