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The World Famous Emerald Cut

Pets are no longer allowed at King's Landing. Children under the age of 2 are not permitted.

DAY PADDLE | Self Guided Paddle
4 Hour Rentals (return shuttle is not included in this rental. If you would like to do the 8.5 mile run down to Wekiva Island please book under the Shuttle Tab)

The Day Paddle is a self guided paddle out, paddle back to our launch at King's Landing.  Once you exit our canal, you will be able to explore one mile either direction discovering the raw beauty of Rock Springs Run. Bring your own vessel or rent one of ours to paddle this unexpected oasis in the heart of Central Florida.

Right Side.

Discover the breathtaking Emerald Cut section of Rock Springs Run. Known for its crystal clear emerald water and jungle-like surroundings, you will be quickly swept away to paradise. Once you exit our canal, you will take a right, paddling upstream against the current until you reach the barricade at Kelly Park. You will then turn around and drift back downstream, enjoying the beautiful natural lazy river of Rock Springs Run. 

Please note that during our rainy season in August & September it is common for the water level to rise in the Emerald Cut. This causes the clearer blue waters to become a tannic red until you reach the top of the run. This process takes place over time as water produced by rainfall slowly moves through the surrounding area in Wekiwa State Park and into Rock Springs Run. As the water flows over fallen leaves, the tannin slowly leaches out and turns the water brown tea-colored.

Left Side.

Explore wild Florida and escape in lush tropical hammocks and wildlife around every paddle. Once you exit our canal, you will take a left, paddling downstream with the current until you reach two buoy's that read, Turn Around. You will then turn around and paddle back upstream to our launch area. Along your journey you may see alligators, turtles, fish, deer, black bears and many bird species that call Rock Springs Run home.

On average, it takes most guests 3-3.5 hours to paddle both the Left and the Right side. All rental times are for 4 hours, so there is enough time to explore both sides and stop, swim, and grab a snack if you choose to bring some along with you. 



Rental rates are per vessel and are up to 4 hours

All equipment & safety gear included.

Children under the age of 2, will not be permitted.

Canoe $59 

Each canoe can seat up to 3 people maximum (no exceptions), max weight 600 lbs.

Double Kayak $69

Each double kayak can seat 2 people, max weight 450 lbs.

Single Kayak $49

Each single kayak can seat 1 person, max weight 300 lbs.

Paddle Board $69

Bote 11'6 inflatable paddleboard | Cooler seat included!

Each paddle board can seat 1 person, max weight 300 lbs.

Children 12 years of age and under are allowed to ride on the paddleboard with an adult. Max weight must not exceed 300lbs

tax & booking fee not included

reservations are required, limited availability per day

Pets are no longer allowed at King's Landing.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


Rates are per person and must be back at our launch no later than 4:30pm.

Must provide all equipment, including PFD (personal flotation device) and whistle.  If you do not have a PFD and whistle, you may rent one at check-in for $5.00 each.

Adult $10 

13 years of age & older

Child $5

12 years of age & under

children under the age of 2 will not be permitted



If your party is paddling the 8.5 mile Shuttle Run and NOT using our shuttle service, you will book this option so you may launch from King's Landing.  If you choose to park at Wekiva Island, there is a $25 parking fee per day.  If you are using our shuttle service to return back to King's Landing, you will need to book the Shuttle Run option.

tax & booking fee not included

reservations are required, limited availability per day

Pets are no longer allowed at King's Landing. We apologize for any inconvenience.



  • Kayak and canoe rental reservations are 4 hours. This includes the time to check-in & check-out.

  • Rentals include all the equipment and safety gear needed.

  • Valid ID is required to be held per reservation for rented vessels. (Drivers License, Military ID, Passport, Fishing License, etc.)

  • Guest who check-in late, reservation check-out time will remain the same and cannot be changed.

  • Guest who check-out late, $50 late fee per vessel, per hour will be accessed automatically at check-out.



  • Guest must bring all their own equipment and safety gear required by law.

  • If you do not have a PFD and whistle, you may rent one at check-in for $5.00 each.

  • Guest must return to the launch no later than 4:30pm, park closes at 5pm.



  • Must be 18 years of age to make a reservation.

  • Anyone under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Children under the age of 2 years old will not be permitted.



  • To receive a refund, cancellations must be made 48-hours prior to the reservation time.

  • Cancellations made within 48-hours of reservation; an eGift Certificate will be issued. All eGift Certificates will be valid for one year.

  • Cancellations received on or after the reservation, no refund or eGift Certificate will be provided.

  • To cancel, reschedule or change a reservation, please email us at



  • King’s Landing is open rain or shine. If King's Landing closes and/or a staff member of King's Landing cancels any reservations due to severe weather conditions or for any safety reason at all, a full refund will be provided. Please note, we are in a natural environment. We do not cancel for light rain, overcast skies or any cool temperatures.


  • Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at King's Landing or on vessels. We apologize for any inconvenience 

Kayaking under Bonsai Bend
Image by Filip Mroz

Help keep Rock Springs Run beautiful!


At King’s Landing we recognize the environmental and spiritual benefits of paddling the beautiful Rock Springs Run.  We strive to provide our guests with access to paddle sport opportunities while leaving no trace, preserving the river and nature surrounding.
Know before you go!  Please read the Rules & Regulations prior to your visit. 

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