Katie's Landing has been transformed into a beautiful park

With no more rentals of any kind, Katie's Landing offers a beautiful place for you to launch your own non-motorized canoe or kayak and a place to have a picnic by the river. 
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With Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc guided kayak tours, you'll discover Florida's wildlife and have an awesome time on the river! Call us at 352-589-7899 
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St. Johns River
This historic river was once the highway for commerce in Central Florida bringing goods to the area by paddle wheel boat. Learn More
Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through enchanted forests as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and being close to Orlando also makes this a favorite. Learn More
Extreme Emerald Cut This run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. This narrow river screams excitement and fun to the experienced paddler. Learn More
Wekiva River
Three springs pour into this pristine river. These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. Learn More
Silver River 
Exceptionally scenic! Some twists and turns of this river can reach depths of over 25ft and it’s so clear that you can see the bottom! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife and maybe even a monkey or 12. Learn More
Extreme Blackwater Lake Paddle through a blackwater swamp to the lake rimmed with these beautifully weathered trees. Learn More
Photographers Tour
This is a tour for the serious photographer or videographer. We have the ability to access some of the most pristine waterways early in the morning when photo taking is at it's best. Let your guide take you to the wildlife and you take the photographs! Learn More
Birding Tours
The Central Florida area is well known for it's diverse population of birds, it's a birding hot spot! There are many beautiful springs and rivers that flow through the region and create sanctuaries for the migratory birds. Bring your binoculars, it's a beautiful sight! Learn More
Team Building Tours
From corporate focus groups, small businesses brainstorming to school outings bringing your group together outside the walls is the perfect way to build comradery. Remember looking forward to that field trip? It's time to take another one! Learn More 
Winter Manatee Tour (Nov - Mar only) Winter in Florida is a magical time. If you've ever had a visit with a Manatee, it's something you'll never forget! Learn More

We have packages for ages 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation

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Katie's Landing has been purchased by the State of Florida and is now a beautiful natural park with no more rentals of any kind. As of the year 2011 there are no cabins, no boats, no canoes nothing to rent at all and no swimming is allowed. The state charges $3.00 to park but it is well worth the fee as it is maintained and there are restroom facilities. It is located West of the town of Sanford, FL. From I-4 take exit 101C. Travel West about 4.5 miles and turn right onto Wekiva Park Drive, it's about a mile up on the left. Since Katie's Wekiva River Landing is still in several Atlases, Paddling Trail Books, Magazines and online in several places with misinformation, we wanted to help clear this up.
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Kayaking with long time friends July 8, 2014

The Dixie Girls came out for a little kayak 101 instructions on the Wekiva River today. They all did excellent for their first time paddling. The Scarlet Hibiscus, purple Pickerel Weed, white Water Hemlock, Pink Mallow and yellow Spatterdock Lilies greeted us on the way to the park. We saw freshly hatched baby Gators laying in the Duck Weed, Turtles sunning and Ospreys passing overhead. The Anhinga with his wings stretched out drying, Moorhen with her babies, Little and Great Blue Herons and the Snowy Egrets were all enjoying the day too and a nice easy drift back made for a fantastic trip. You could kayak the river every day and always see something new and it's a great morning when you can spend it with long time friends!

Paddling the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River June 11, 2014

Up the Wekiva this morning we found all the summertime regulars soaking up the warm day. The Red-winged Blackbirds, Great and Little Blue Herons, Ospreys, Anhingas, Limkpins, Great Egrets, Red-shouldered Hawks and Swallow-tailed Kites were all out playing. Dragon Flies and Damsel Flies stopped to hitch a ride on the bow of our kayaks. Yellow Spatterdock and white Water Hemlock are in bloom and we ran up on a mess of freshly born Gators. We kept our distance as they clamored through the Duck Weed. There were many Turtles and other small Gators out and about too. We stopped to picnic at the landing and all is well on the river today ;-)

Kayaking near Altamonte Springs to celebrate Memorial Day 2014

We celebrated Memorial Day 2014 with a nice paddle up the Wekiva River. If you splash a little of the river on yourself, it's an instant cool down... life is good. The Ospreys were out dive bombing for fish and the Anhingas were out sunning. With the water almost clear you can see the Eel Grass starting to bloom. It has such a unique way of making that happen. It sends a long stem up to the surface and it's tiny flower sticks up out of the water just enough so the insects can pollinate it. Mother Nature is an amazing wonder. We stopped for a snack and then drifted back downstream nice and easy, it was a cool deal!

From Lake Placid, Sebring and Avon Park to kayaking the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River April 24, 2014

Pure sunshine and lots of it was the theme for our paddle and picnic with the group from Orange Blossom Tours today. The young birds are starting to show up and we got to see 3 baby Anhingas sitting in their nest, donned in fluffy, cream colored down. The Limpkins were sounding off and flying around and as the Wood Stork flew high above, we saw the Swallow-tailed Kites soaring near the tree tops. The Red-shouldered Hawks stopped by to say hello while the Great & Little Blue Herons, Moorhens and Great Egrets were out fishing and playing. We stopped to enjoy our picnic lunches and as we drifted downstream the Red-bellied, River and Common Cooter Turtles lined up to welcome us to their river. What a beautiful Florida Springtime day!

Spring time in Florida, That Just Rocks!

March 30th was a great day to be on the water. The Wekiva River was full of herself today! From Anhingas and Great Blue Herons posing for us to the sights and sounds of Spring surrounding us. There were Pied-billed Grebes, Cormorants, Moorhens, Red-winged Blackbirds, Little Blue Herons, Green Herons, Skinks on the trees with a mix of Gators and Turtles out sunning. On the way down, there was a Wild Turkey on the river bank and all the sudden, he decided to fly across the river right in front of us. That was a nice show. The Blue Flag Iris is in full bloom, that was the "pearl" of the day and the Juvy Bald Eagle lead us back to shore.

Paddling Florida's Nature Scene February 28, 2014

You can't order weather like this, simply a beautiful day. Clear blue skies, lots of fresh sunshine and a cool Northerly breeze. We came up on a Limpkin who went into overdrive calling for her mate. When he heard her and came flying in it was the coolest thing. We got to see a Great Blue Heron sitting on her nest with her 2 chicks chattering for more food. There were many other types of wildlife about as well. The log of Turtles made for a nice treat and we got to see a few small Alligators out sunning too. Then we came upon the whopper, stretched out there next to the river and we all gave him lots of room ;-) as we paddled by. The Wekiva is a magical place with lots of Nature to share. We never get tired of the Wekiva River.