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. Don't have your own kayak?
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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. 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. 

Kayaking near Mt Dora, FL October 7, 2014

With the record rainfall we've had for the month of September the Wekiva River is swollen into the back bays and feeder creeks. So for Kenny, Marc and Angel it made for a "go anywhere you want to paddle" kind of day. Life is good!!

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.