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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This is a real life zoo. All cages barred lol

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Karla C
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW via mobile

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Garner, North Carolina
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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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Leland, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stay in Cocoa Beach much of the winter and had a family snorkeling trip to the Keys planned. Our kids had never really snorkeled before so we were looking for a good place for them to practice and ran across Wekiwa Springs State Park. The nice, wide-open crystal clear water was a perfect place to them to learn and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I rode our bicycles throughout the park, had a picnic lunch, and then cooled off in the 72 degrees springs. It was very refreshing! The swimming area is huge! There is a restroom, changing area, general store, and much more. I can't wait to return!

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This has been designated one of America's wild and scenic rivers, flowing through an immaculate wild environment way from the noise of the theme parks. $6 entry for a car with up to 4 people. Opportunity to swim, picnic, relax, bike, boating, hike or horse riding. Very peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

we took a long walk geocaching on the nature trail off route 46. Nice and dry (unusual for FL, we've found) so you can take a walk in regular sneakers and not worry about ruining them. Space for 6 or so cars in the pull off, and another dozen or so next to the road. No water or potty so... More 

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