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Lower Wekiva River State Preserve, Sanford

(3.7/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park is an 18000acre Florida State Park located on six miles (10 km) of the St. Johns River in Lake and Seminole counties. The park forms a wildlife corridor to the Ocala National Forest along the Wekiva and St. Johns Rivers.FaunaAmong the wildlife of the park are black bears, river otters, alligators, wood storks, and sandhill cranes.The parkThere are two sections to the park, north and south. The northern section's entrance is in Pine Lakes, off S.R. 44. This entrance leads to the multiuse trails, primitive horse camping and backpack camping areas. The entrance to the southern section, off S.R. 46 nine miles (14 km) west of Sanford, provides access to 5,000 acres (2,000 ha) of the park. There is no horseback riding in this part of the park.
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  • My wife and I visited the Preserve to do some long hikes. We hiked from the trailhead on SR 46 to Katie's Landing. The rangers had torn up the trail and bushhogged a lot of trees and foliage on both s...  more »
  • Stay away from the blue blaze trail is my advise. The rangers have done some discing and the trail is torture. Sugar sand is very thick and trail is mostly in the sun along the blue blaze. The white a...  more »
  • Great riding trails with access to Wekiva River via Katie's Landing. Trails are well marked and fairly easy to follow. I started out at the trailhead on SR 46. No restroom facilities but there is park...  more »