3-acre park right on the Weeki Wachee River
Rogers Park is a 3-acre beach park on the Weeki Wachee River is perfect for those who prefer fresh water. Here, you can swim, canoe, fish, launch a boat, or even spot a manatee! Facilities include a boat ramp, canoe launch, swimming area, showers, seasonal lifeguards, observation deck, restrooms, picnic tables and shelter, playground, barbecue grills and a volleyball court.
Rogers Park is renowned for its large man-made white-sand beach on the south side of the Weeki Wachee River. Along with this, visitors can find picnic tables and a beach volleyball court. A boat ramp is available for boats entering the river, though boat traffic is not allowed within the boundaries of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Most boaters are more keen on heading downstream for two miles until reaching the Gulf of Mexico. Trailer parking is in place but is likely to be busy on weekends.
- Bird Watching
- Boat Ramp
- Parking Fee
- Picnic Shelters
Kayaking to Weeki Wachee Spring
Rogers Park is a top spot for kayaking and canoeing. The park offers easy access to the river, and it’s possible to go upstream all the way to Weeki Wachee Spring in the State Park – a round trip of about 11 miles. The water gets clearer the closer you get to the spring source. Note that swimming is not allowed within the boundaries of the State Park.
“Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is one of Florida’s most legendary and unique family destinations, entertaining audiences since 1947.” – https://weekiwachee.com