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Kayaking the Econlockhatchee River: Day-Trip From Orlando

Product ID: 18413
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Enjoy the perfect day trip just minutes from downtown Orlando. This is a great way to escape the noise and development that’s taken over much of Florida. Relax in the shade of towering oaks, and paddle the twists and turns that define this lazy river.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Kayak under enormous live oaks, pine, palm and ancient cypress trees
  • Explore the Little-Big Econ State Forest
  • Experience an amazing variety of wildlife just outside of Orlando
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You will find the perfect day trip just minutes away from downtown Orlando on the banks of the Econlockhatchee River. This is a great way to escape the noise and development that’s taken over much of wild Florida. Relax in the shade of towering oaks and paddle the many twists and turns that define this lazy river.

Come kayak the eight miles through the mysterious, moss covered cypress forest of the Little-Big Econ State Forest. Escaping the uncontrolled growth that dominates Orange and Seminole Counties, this state forest features a widening, lazy river where wildlife abounds. On past tours visitors have encountered bald eagles, red shoulder hawks, heaps of large wading birds, river otters, and, of course, alligators. The high sandy banks shade kayakers with enormous live oaks, pine, palm, and ancient cypress trees.

Your catered lunch will be served picnic style at the Boy Scout Bridge on the Florida Trail.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Shuttle
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Take the 408 east, merge onto 417 north heading towards Sanford. Exit at Red Bug Lake Road. Travel east on Red Bug Lake crossing 426 and 434 (Red Bug Lake turns into Mitchell Hammock). When the road ends at a traffic light turn left onto Lockwood Rd. At your first light make a right onto Chuluota Road (419). The bridge is half a mile away. After crossing the bridge make an immediate left into the parking lot. You will see a large white van and a trailer full of boats.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Guests are asked to bring:
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and sun screen).
Wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty.
Water proof camera.
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Product ID: 18413