Weeki Wachee River
Our campsite is on the Big Withlacoochee River in the Crooked River section. It is 8 dollars a night. It takes no reservations and if you have ever camped in Florida right now most state parks are full. This site is a great last minute camping pick. There is potable water and there are also real restrooms. The sites are spacious. The Florida Trail hooks up here for those interested in hiking. A biking traill starts here as well. You can kayak the tannic river. You could spend your time exploring all the activities available in this state forest. Thirty minutes away, however, is one of my favorites parts of Florida, a natural spring, Weeki Wachee.
You could spend the day at the park, but for those more adventurous, your day is week spent on the Weekei Wachi River where you can kayak and snorkel down the crystal clear white sandy bottomed riverbed. Deep blue bends and shallow sandy areas make this a fun space to explore for kids, teens, and adults. The almost 6 mile paddle is a good four hours. If you want to rent a kayak, be sure to reserve and come early. Although it seems that hundreds of people are trying to get into the water via the ramp, you will quickly find solitude on the water under the live oaks and stands of cypress. You will find peace and real Florida wild. It might also go down as your favorite days in Florida as it did for me.