Seven Sister Springs

South of Ocala, only an hour and 15 minutes away from Tampa, inside the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll find a hidden gem. Perfect for kayaking in Florida, Seven Sister Springs won’t disappoint!

Seven Sister Springs
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Not only can you enjoy swimming in the actual springs, but a connection to the Chassahowitzka River creates a special kayak trail. Affectionately known as the Chaz, you’re likely to see native Florida wildlife. Even if you don’t, the scenery will still be a feast for the eyes.

Launch your kayak right near the Chassahowitzka River Campground and take an immediate right at the marina. Here you’ll find the Seven Sister Springs with their crisp, ice-blue waters shimmering! Many people just start heading downriver, so don’t forget to take that right first!

With a map from the marina, you can traverse many tributaries, each gorgeous in its own way. Your trip through the turquoise waters can be as long or as short as you want.

If you paddle to an area known as “The Crack” in Baird Creek, you’ll find a swimming hole with a rope swing!

If you don’t have equipment, you can rent from the marina at the Chassahowitzka River Campground. Single kayaks cost $25 per day while tandem kayaks cost $35 per day! Parking is plentiful and costs $5 per day.