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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 7 attractions in Apopka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Natural History Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Camping, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Hiking
Description: This 7,000-acre area containing diverse plants and wildlife is also popular for swimming, canoeing, hiking and camping.
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Crystal River
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We made a 1 1/2 hour trip to Wekiwa Springs specifically to kayak. We paid the $6 park entrance free and drove to the launch area. We checked out the launch site before we moved our kayaks and it was a good thing that we did. There was no way that we could carry two 55 lbs. kayaks 1/4 miles... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My son who lives nearby in Orlando took me there. It is gorgeous. We rented a canoe and saw wild life including a docile 5 foot alligator. There are refreshments and food available. You can just cool off in the cold spring water. Lots of alcohol is available and consumed. In any case nice trip for any age.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to take your family for a dip on very hot Central Florida days, strongly recommend you make the trip. Cost is $6 per car, grills/picnic areas available, parking included. Water is icy cold (72 degrees year round) but feels much colder on a hot Florida day. Water is also crystal clear. Very fun place to cool off and... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent a three day weekend on a campsite in the park with my two little ones and it was amazing. I use to go to the park back 14 years ago before kids and always remember being just beautiful. Now having a 12 yr old and a 10 yr old was a lilt different experience. But still the natural beauty... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you visit Orlando, you need to visit this park, it's amazing. Cristal clear waters, lots to do, and awesome family time. Nature at it's best, my favorite place in Orlando from now on. A most on your list, certainly in mine is.

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful clear water. Wild life abundant . Lots of turtles, fish, birds and gators. We went canoeing . It was an awesome experience .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took our 8 and 7 year old boys camping here in June. The campground was very nice and clean. The bathrooms were very clean, spacious and airy with lots of ventilation and ceiling fans. The campground was not heavily wooded between sites so you could see your neighbor for the most part. But that was not an issue for... More

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went with girlfriends and had a fantastic day. We rented the three person canoe ($17.95 for 2hrs) small fee to add extra hours. Just magical, clear water, fresh air, lush vegetation. We stopped at Wekiva Island a spot to swim, have a cocktail, a bite to eat. We swam and just had a drink, was told the bang bang tacos... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We arrived at Wekiwa Springs State Park from I-75 taking the "scenic route" thanks to Google map. The sites are large, level and offer water, electric and sewer! We chose site 6 located on the outside of the loop. The site overlooked a restored Sandhill area allowing wildlife viewing from your patio. Be cautious when booking the outside loop as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A very nice place to cool off. The water is COLD but they do offer kayaking and other activities for you to enjoy. You can also see straight through the water which allows for great fish spotting and swimming with snorkel gear.

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