Rogers Park
Rogers Park is located along Shoal lIne Boulevard where it crosses the Weeki Wachee River in Hernando County. This small park packs a lot of recreational opportunities into 3 acres - swimming, kayaking, beach volleyball, fishing and boating.

The obvious highlight is a large man-made white-sand beach skirting the south side of the spring-fed Weeki Wachee River. Lifeguards are on duty during the warm months of the year. Nearby are picnic tables and a beach volleyball court.

A boat ramp is available for motorboats launching into the river. Boat traffic is allowed upstream - but not within the boundaries of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Most boaters are more interested in heading downstream for 2 miles where the river flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Trailer parking is provided - but fills up quickly on weekends.

Rogers Park is also a popular destination for Kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts. A launch ramp is provided allowing easy access to the river. It is possible to go upstream all the way to Weeki Wachee Spring in the State Park - a round trip of about 11 miles. The water will get more and more clear the closer you get to the spring source. Keep in mind that you may not disembark from your boat - even to swim - within the boundaries of the State Park.

Only relatively experienced paddlers should attempt the entire round trip to the spring. But even novice kayakers can usually spot manatees in the winter months just a few hundred yards upstream on the river.

Note that kayak rentals are not available at Rogers Park. So you must bring your own watercraft. Florida law requires that each occupant be equipped with a personal flotation device and whistle.

Rogers Park has public restrooms and showers, as well as a small playground area for the kids. Weekends during the busy parts of the year you can usually find a food or ice cream vendor providing refreshments. The park is open 24 hours a day year round. There is a fee for parking.
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