Wekiwa Springs State Park Nature Adventures11 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1800 Wekiwa Cir, Apopka, FL 32712, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4078842009
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Surrounding the beautiful Wekiva River, the Wekiwa Springs State Park cover the area of 7,000-acres. With its history dating back to 1800s, after the end of the Civil War, the tourists started visiting the Wekiwa Springs for the purpose of recreation. With the springs maintaining an all-round temperature of 72 °F (22 °C), these springs attracts many visitors even today. Attractions at the Wekiwa Springs State Park include the spring, camping, hiking, horseback riding and many more.
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Wekiwa Springs State Park Nature Adventures Reviews & Ratings
Stayed on October weekend. Beautiful weather. Campground is a little cramped. Narrow roads, narrow spots. Larger rigs have trouble here. However, there was full hookups with sewer at our spot, so there is that. This park has an abundance of trails for all types. Hikers, bikers, horses, with many of them being a mix of two or more types in one for some sections. We did the bike loop, which is mixed use for its entire length. Moving counterclockwise on the map, had trouble between markers 19 and 18. The path becomes very narrow with lots of tree stumps. You have to walk your bike through this section. We came across three large adult water moccasins blocking the narrow trail path and they could not be avoided. We ended up backtracking a bit and, lets just say, used the "alternate path" on advise from a seasoned patron that just happened to be jogging by with her dog. I am glad we did not turn back, as the ride from markers 16 to 10 is one of the best I have seen at any Florida state park. If you are short on time, do that section. The rest of the bike trail is meh. Sand Lake provides for a nice quiet stroll, and has some picnic areas. The good view of the lake is on the South side. The spring area has ample parking. The spring itself is middle of the pack, however, there is a short boardwalk trail near it that is worth doing. If you want to do most of what this park has to offer, plan for 3 days at least.
Beautiful natural springs situated a little north of Orlando. Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards available for rental or bring your own. The snack bar has soft serve ice cream along with a variety of other tasty things to eat, including beer. No alcohol can be brought into the park. There is a nature center with programs throughout the week. We had a wonderful time canoeing and swimming. The water is a constant 68° F year round. There did not seem to be many picnic tables, so bring a blanket for the grass.
I've been here a couple times and both times I'd rate higher if I could! Super fun place! Would definitely recommend renting a kayak or canoe and paddle over to the other park for a little swimming! The water is clear and beautiful.
Such a nice place. We went really early and I was bit by a bunch of midge bugs but next time I will pack the repellent. We went on a canoe and it was so much fun. The water is beautiful.
Swam in the spring, refreshing and not too cold. Took a short trail hike and watched a raccoon scrabbling for food from six feet away. It wasn't afraid of us but didn't beg either. Nice place for cookouts, hiking, canoeing and swimming.