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Wekiwa Springs State Park

1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712
407 884 2008; 407 880 4110; 407 884 4311
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Apopka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Hiking
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Owner description: This 7,000-acre area containing diverse plants and wildlife is also popular for swimming, canoeing, hiking and camping.

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Orange Park, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Visited during Thanksgiving. Groups were loud after quiet hours and let their dogs run off leashes. Twice someone tried to open our door. Guessing they were intoxicated?? The trails were terrific. Canoe/Kayak launch could be nicer. Wildlife is awesome. All in all not a horrible visit.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The place was a little hard to find but it is one of the Most beautiful places in America this is what Florida was all about in a begone era. Wish there were more places like this.

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had the opportunity to tent camp here for 3 days and 2 nights. Glad we stepped out of our "comfort zone" to do so. It did help that the weather was perfect, but the park itself was everything we hoped it would be. Sometimes, the write-up and photos on the Florida State Park website can be a tad too... More

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful nature with the spring water and other attractions like canoes... So relaxing.... Highly recommend!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Yes, that's exactly what my canoeing experience at Wekiwa Springs State Park was like. It was one-of-a-kind. I highly recommend it. If you're 'lucky', the Wekiva River can be crawling with alligators. We only saw three when we went. The river is flanked by woodlands so it makes you feel like you're canoeing on a river in a jungle. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Me and my boyfriend wanted to do something different this time on our Orlando vacation and i found pictures of this place and just had to try it out! And I did not regret that decision at all! My boyfriend got to hold a small snake, and a ranger spoke to us about all the different animals in the park.... More

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suffolk england
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

First of all I should say that this is a wonderful place to get back to nature and we saw a lot of wildlife. A most beautiful place. But my husband and I are not regular canoeist and unfortunately we had a mishap, my husband fell in and our canoe sank with me still in it. I must admit I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is amazing! The water is crystal clear and it was only $6 to get in. The water is a bit chilly but it's ok once you go in. A must go and a great get away from the hustle and bustle of Disney.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took our adult kids and their spouse and fiance and best man for a fun morning of kayaking and family time before our sons upcoming wedding. We rented kayaks and went down the river for some good old family time and to enjoy some nature. We saw a lot of nature including several alligators lurking along the sidelines of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went here to get away from the park crowds. Great choice. Visited the state park on a Tuesday. Not very many people. We rented a canoe and paddled down the Wekiva and up Rock Springs. Very primitive, quiet and beautiful. We saw gators and turtles everywhere. Very nice trip. Spent about 3 hours paddling. If you want to experience a... More

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