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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  • I would only visit during the week, early in the morning. We basically had the place to ourselves, but we visited a couple days before Florida schools let out so that probably helped. Swimming over....  more
    I would only visit during the week, early in the morning. We basically had the place to ourselves, but we visited a couple days before Florida schools let out so that probably helped. Swimming over....  more »
  • We went just to swim. It was too crowded and there were a lot if college age people with blairing music with vulgar language. Not a prude but felt rather out of place . Swam over a human turd. Was... 
    We went just to swim. It was too crowded and there were a lot if college age people with blairing music with vulgar language. Not a prude but felt rather out of place . Swam over a human turd. Was...  more »
  • We came mainly to swim and snorkel/freedive in the spring. The spring consists of an upwelling from a slot or crevasse into an otherwise flat pond about 7' deep and perhaps 50 yards across. The... 
    We came mainly to swim and snorkel/freedive in the spring. The spring consists of an upwelling from a slot or crevasse into an otherwise flat pond about 7' deep and perhaps 50 yards across. The...  more »
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  • Pretty good! I’m trying to not factor the hour wait to get inside and just rate the actual place. If you don’t live around this natural scenery day-to-day I can see the magic more than being around similar places growing up. The swimming area was a bit small from what I imagined and it Was beautiful — just much smaller than imagined. We didn’t get a chance to kayak through the areas so this is for the pool only review — and maybe that would be the game changer. If you’re out of state and have no similar scenery I would still recommend for someone to go check out to get away from Orlando if you’re on vacation — I will personally try rock springs next go, or travel further to somewhere like three sisters personally. With that said I wouldn’t really recommend waiting long to get in— if you can go right in, great. And of course weekdays would be best in that regard. The store on-site was nice and didn’t price gouge. The staff for park (not store) were a bit rude though. All in all 3.5 stars. 5 stars for just scenery alone if you didn’t have crowds and long wait times—but the staff, crowds, wait, and size factored in takes it down a couple stars when reviewing the whole picture.
  • Other than the wait, it was amazing. I will even say the 30-45 minute wait, I forgot how long, was still worth it. We got in and enjoyed for hours and hours. Had a blast, super refreshing. Seemed like there was so many people it was going to suck, but honestly it still had plenty of space in the spring to enjoy without floating into other people. Loved and will most likely be back again.
  • The spring is refreshing and I recommend this place for a family outing. The entry fee of $6.00 per car for up to 8 people is very reasonable. I just wish that visitors would take better care of their trash while they are there. Please be responsible for your conduct and your ecological footprint while visiting our state parks. It's a place to be enjoyed by, and respected by all.
  • Beautiful natural springs area! We had to wait 30 minutes to get in when we came at 1pm on a Monday because their parking lot area was full. But the guard was accommodating for our large group with several cars. There's a concession stand for food, the water is clear and refreshing! You can bring snacks and drinks inside. We had a great time with our group, but be prepared for a crowd!
  • Nice swimming hole (spring). Can get over crowded near the swimming and sunbathing areas. They also reach maximum occupancy early in the day (10 am) so call ahead before making the drive. The boardwalk trails are nice and shaded. Dogs are allowed but not in swimming or sunbathing areas which was a bummer but understandable. You can rent kayaks and canoes for around $35 to $55 for 2 hours and each additional hour is $5. The water seems pretty cold at first (72°) But once you get in it's really nice. There are rocks and algae as to be expected so water shoes are encouraged but not necessary. They have multiple restrooms throughout the park. Showers for rinsing off and also have a concession stand with food and drinks for purchase (cash only). There is a $6 fee per vehicle when entering the park. They also have camping grounds but I'm not sure how much they charge.

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