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Wekiwa Springs State Park

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Address: 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712
Phone Number: 407 884 2008; 407 880 4110; 407 884 4311
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Hiking
Description: This 7,000-acre area containing diverse plants and wildlife is also...
This 7,000-acre area containing diverse plants and wildlife is also popular for swimming, canoeing, hiking and camping.
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awesome!!

great place to cool off and enjoy the outdoors.Beautiful river and beach area! bar and restaurant also nice! Dogs allowed love this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

great place to cool off and enjoy the outdoors.Beautiful river and beach area! bar and restaurant also nice! Dogs allowed love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I am a big fan of Florida springs and this is one of the best. The main boil, the source spring is HUGE. I love diving down deep (no equipment) as far as I could before the water pressure pushed me back out. It's very beautiful, and there are canoeing and kayak options available. I think you can rent these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took the Amtrak Autotrain to Sanford, Florida and when we arrived, we had some time to kill before heading to our hotel in Orlando. We decided we should have a picnic and saw the sign for the Wekiwa Springs State Park as we headed south. We paid $6.00 for the entry fee and headed into the park. After enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The ranger at the guard shack named Tom was soamazing. They ddidn't have any open sites and we had drove 900 miles to camp there with our 2 young daughters. Tom the ranger decided to let us have the backup space that was to be used to for current campers if they had an issue with their current site. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First of all, I grew up in central Florida. A bit of a back story- there was a time in the 80's when there was talk that gators were an "endangered" species in Florida, and that if something was not done to remedy this, we would drive them to extinction. Turns out that although most of central Florida is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of Central Florida's 2,000 Springs, Wekiva Springs is just Beautiful. 72 degree water year around is cold in the summer but warm in the winter. You can rent a canoe or bring your own kayak and paddle down the Wekiva River which begins at this Spring. Hiking trails go from swamp to scrub to Ljve Oak and Pine Forests.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We decided to sleep in that day so we got to the park around noon. The line for the park was out onto the highway! Due to limited parking you had to wait until someone left to let another person in. That being said, we waited less than 10 minutes to get in. Once we got in the park, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

So we went to the park thinking we were going to go for a swim in the spring, but it was a little cold. We ended up renting a kayak (about 26 bucks for 2 hours). The staff was very friendly and warned us about the gators and snakes, and were not kidding!! About 3 minutes into our trip we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly staff, minimal entrance fee. The highlight of this park for us was the swimming area which was naturally bubbling and naturally warm. We visited on a day when it was raining/drizzling and in the low 70's. Apparently this is too cold for the locals to swim, so for us it was perfect - we had the place to ourselves!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This remarkable park has it all. It's perfect for people of all ages especially families who want to have fun and not have to spend hundreds of dollars at theme parks. Wonderful picnic areas beautiful scenery natural spring swimming area in cool gin clear water food facilities and access to the river for great Kayaking. In addition there are miles... More 

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