Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka

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The 2,833 hectare (7,000 acre) Wekiwa Springs State Park offers a plethora of outdoor activities. The most popular is the park's spring, which supplies the Wekiva River with 159 million liters (42 million gallons) of water each day and flows into a warm, natural swimming pool of varying depth. Explore the network of trails via foot, bike, or horseback, or rent a canoe from the nature center on site. Have a picnic or a barbeque at one of picnic areas, complete with charcoal grills. If you want to extend your stay, pitch your tent or bring in your recreational vehicle for a night of camping at one of the many campsites, ranging from primitive to modern with amenities. Arrive early to guarantee your entrance into the park, as it can fill up. Put Wekiwa Springs State Park into our Apopka vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Apopka.
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  • The wildlife here is quite abundant. From deer to wild turkeys and hawks, there is also a myriad of other various birds throughout the park. This place is something a birdwatcher would truly enjoy. Th...  more »
  • I got there in the morning and did the orange 5 ish mile walking route. I would recommend getting a map just to ensure you don’t miss the turning points. The path are well marked and maintained. I did...  more »
  • Awsome place! Natural spring, 72° water, abundance of wildlife. Great canoe launch, if you don't have one, you cab rent one. It's a "natural" Florida experience!  more »
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  • Very beautiful. There is a small fee for parking. There is canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding along with swimming. It's so beautiful and you are able to see wild life up close. If you are afraid of gators then this isn't the place for you. They have signs that caution people about the gators and other wild life there. Basically your going at your own risk. We did see gators on the kayak trip but as long as you don't startle them, they stay on the edges.
  • Would give it a 5 star but if you have your own floating vessel be prepared to carry,drag,roll or whatever means you can find to get it to the water. Not easy at all. Guess that is why they have rentals so you do not have to struggle to get your own gear down to the water. Smart Business on their part. If you paddle up far enough you will have to compete with motor boats. The scenery is great with all the birds turtles and gators. Also there is a party area at the Cabanas even though there are signs that say "No Alcohol" Yeah Right but other wise not a bad paddle. It is easier going out than it is coming back so if you are not into paddling don't go to far up stream or you will have a hella time getting back.
  • A fantastic slice of the real Florida! The canoe rental price includes the first two hours and you can stay out longer if you like and pay just a bit more for each additional hour. The swimming area and River are fantastic. There are some nice trails to walk as well in addition to a small Education Center. This is a wonderful gem right in the Orlando metro area!
  • A place of Beauty and Peace, like all the other beautiful Florida Springs. Great for family outings, camping, biking, trekking, and even to go on a date! or many dates...whether with your new fling or your spouse of years! But most importantly, whether by yourself or with the crew, savor the fresh air, the beauty, the peace, the water....And that goes for all the parks, Florida and all others. Enjoy!! Please be kind to and conscientious of the environment and the wildlife.
  • Very nice park with ample hiking trails and extraordinary springs. Just a little pricey and a little busy at times. Variety of options for campers. Real, natural Florida perched on the edge of NW Orlando area.
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