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River Trips on the Ocklawaha River

Canoeing & Kayaking in Florida

Canoeing in Florida is like a day in paradise with your family or group. Plenty of water makes for great fun on your river trip on the Ocklawaha River. Camp overnight or canoe for just a few hours, Ocklawaha Canoe Outpost and Resort will be there to ensure a peaceful and relaxing journey.

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"The Ocklawaha is the sweetest water lane in the world, a lane which runs for more than 150 miles of pure delight..." Poet Sidney Lanier

As your day trip begins, you and your gear are loaded into one of our vans or buses and transported about eight miles through scenic back woods to your put in point.

We unload the canoes and put them in the water and you are sent off on one of Florida's most scenic and tranquil rivers. As you go downstream traveling with the three to five knot current, your journey will be one of quiet and relaxing solitude. On your trip you will be able to swing from a rope swing over the river or sit on your own private part of the river bank away from the noise and confusion of the city. This trip can be done in two and a half to three hours or you can spend the whole day on the river. There is an optional side trip through the Dead River and Cedar Creek that will add about one to two hours to the trip. When you return, relaxed and refreshed, to the outpost, you leave the canoe at the cove and we do all the clean up.

The most popular overnight canoe trip starts when you arrive at the Outpost. After checking in, you, your camping gear, and the canoes are transported about twenty miles to the wayside park on the Silver River. Once on the river, you leave civilization behind. You can paddle up the Silver River to the Silver Springs attraction, which takes about three hours. The trip down the river is easy paddling and takes about one hour to the convergence with the Ocklawaha. The river winds through the old Florida outback. It is wide and deep so there are no portages necessary, even in the times of seasonal high or low water. Camp can be set up anywhere there is high ground on the OCKLAWAHA River. When you arrive back at the Ocklawaha Canoe Outpost landing we load up your personal equipment and deliver it to your vehicle.

Day Trips

For half-day and day trips, we provide canoes or kayaks, paddles, life vests, a river map, parking and transportation. You depart as scheduled and return to the Outpost by 5 PM.

Trip Paddling
Gore's Landing to Outpost* 8 miles 4 - 4.5 hours
SR40 to Outpost* 18 miles 8 - 9 hours

The Gore's landing trip is the most popular. It offers unique possibilities for exploratory side-trips on the Dead River, Cedar Creek & tributaries. Add a minimum of 2 miles distance and 1 hour paddling time if you plan to explore.

Overnight Trips

Trip Paddling
Moss Bluff to Outpost 31 miles 3 days
Silver River to Outpost 18 - 28 miles 2 days

Overnight trips include the canoe, paddles, life vests, river map, parking and transportation.

Firewood is available to purchase on overnight river trips at $5 a bundle.

Departure Times

Gore's landing trips depart at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM year round. Please check-in 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

Transportation Costs

Gore's Landing $25 per boat
SR40 $60 per boat
Moss Bluff/Silver Springs $85 per boat

(It is best to make reservations for transfers)

Pricing for River Trips

Canoe/2 people

Tandem Kayak

Solo Kayak

Canoe/2 people

Tandem Kayak

Solo Kayak

(SR40 day trips leave at 8am only to give you plenty of time)

One night on river. 50lbs max gear/supplies per person.

Canoe/2 people

Tandem Kayak

Solo Kayak

Three days, two night on river. 50lbs max gear/supplies per person.

Canoe/2 people

Tandem Kayak

Solo Kayak

Note: Additional people or additional days increase pricing per boat. Canoe pricing is for 2 people. No more then 2 children or 4 people per boat. No more than 3 people in boat over 12. No more than 2 children under 12 in a boat with 2 adults. 

OVERNIGHT TRIPS LEAVE OUTPOST AT 8AM ONLY unless arrangements have been made with office for a different departure time.

Ask about discounts for large groups

**** Prices subject to change without notice*******


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Remember.....whether you spell us Ocklawaha or Oklawaha, it doesn't matter.........you're in the right place!!!



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Fort McCoy, FL 32134



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