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Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka

Categories: Natural History Museums, Wildlife Areas, Museums, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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. Our Apopka tourist route planner makes visiting Wekiwa Springs State Park and other Apopka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This state park offers a nice swimming hole but there was little vegetation or wildlife on the day we went. The water had a green tint to it and had lots of It was also a bit crowded for a Tuesday mor...  read more »
  • Is a small but well-tended Park, easy access. There's a part of the river protected by screens for that shower and canoes for rent. Clear and cold water.
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  • Just northwest of Orlando, this park has facilities for camping, swimming, canoeing and many walking trails. Knowledgable volunteers can introduce children and adults to the plethora of wildlife that ...  read more »
  • Amazing place, if you rent a kayak or canoe you'll probably see an alligator. The waters crystal clear and not too cold. River water isn't too fast but it's upstream on the way back so pace yourself.
  • Horrible experience! We arrived an hour late from opening hours. Their were vehicles getting out of the line and driving towards incoming traffic at high speeds, could not wait their turn. I called the Orange County police department, and explained the situation with cars jumping on side walks against incoming traffic, and was told that it was normal. Normal! Really! So public citizens can get hurt and its okay, because its normal traffic for this state park. Very disappointed. After I spoke to the Police department, all of the sudden the Park Ranger decided to do his job and try to control the traffic that was driving in the incoming lane. We left and will never return to such a poorly run state park.
  • Looking for a nice day to spend with nature? On the weekends, make sure to come early as the place can fill up to capacity quickly. They have excellent hiking and camping areas, a well traveled horse trail, grills and benches, canoe rentals for traveling down the beautiful Wekiva River and a swimming area to cool off. The first magnitude spring provides a refreshing soak, but at times can be crowded. The water quality over time here has been dramatically reduced and algae now seems to be a big problem. Overall, this is an excellent park and can provide a great day for both children and adults alike.
  • Very refreshing swimming in the cold springs waters. We rented a canoe for $20 for 2 hours use time. Which I believe run by a private company. I spoke to a ranger later that day and was told the park offers few canoe,kayak,paddle board rental for $2 per pax, u put it in an envelope and place it in a box at the spot. This service is on yr left side as you walking towards the private rental spot. Very beautiful clear lake. Spotted turtles basking, 3 alligators basking in the side of the banks as we canoed pass them. Entrance fees to the park is $6 per vehicle. The park offers camp ground with full hookup. No wifi and very limited cellular phone service.
  • Love this place. So serene and beautiful. The water is clear and a great family day where you can just relax. Grills to cookout, nature trail, kayaking. Just pure family fun.
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