Alexander Run


Alexander Springs Run

Alexander Springs Run

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Kayaking Alexander Run

Bubbling forth from Alexander Springs into Alexander Creek, this popular canoe run starts at the Alexander Springs Recreation Area and continues for about 6 miles of paddling to the take-out on the north shore at 52 Landing. The run is broad and swift, with many small islands and little dry land to bank on for the first several miles. A paddling trip is the easiest way to experience the heart of the Alexander Springs Wilderness.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk. Shuttle service is unavailable. Visitors must self-shuttle or paddle back to the springs.
Rentals & Guides:

Canoe Rentals available at Alexander Springs
$16/2 hours
$24/4 hours
(+$20 deposit for canoe use)

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees To put in or take out at Alexander Springs, visitors must pay a day-use fee of  $7 + tax on weekdays and $10 + tax on weekends. A $70 + tax annual day-use pass is available for purchase on site. 
Permit Info: All anglers must have a valid Florida Freshwater Fishing License and follow regulations of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Astor to the north along CR 445 & CR 445-A; Altoona to the south along CR 445 and SR 19.
Water: At Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Restroom: At Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Information Center: Download a map of Alexander Run (PDF)

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables At Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Drinking water At Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Interpretive Site At Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Toilets At Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Parking At Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Boat ramp At 52 Landing
Fee charged for some activities For launch inside Recreation Area
Tent camping At 52 Landing, primitive
Camping trailer At Alexander Springs, developed