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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The springs are amazing. Clear, crisp, and most importantly alligator free. Even though the bottom is mostly sand, I would recommend bringing some water shoes because the actual springs are set in a rocky area and the rocks are slippery with moss or something. Also, you will want to bring goggles and perhaps a snorkel to get a good view.... More

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

For clarification, I am only rating the campground as it relates to RV and Trailer camping. No consideration is given for other aspects of a campground/park, such as swimming pools, clubhouses, or activities such as fishing or canoeing. Also, many campgrounds may have a variety of quality. My assessment is base on what I perceive as the best they have... More

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great park. But I have now learned there are two better options. Either go to Wekiva Island and rent a canoe or Kayak and paddle in to the spring from there. Less than 60 minutes each way and really nice natural place to be on the water. Or visit Kelly park and tube on the river and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Me and a group of friends decided to drive and take the trip to Weikwa Springs. We did enjoy ourselves, as we did the swimming and kayaking. But when it came to kayaking the employees were very unprofessional. A kayak was given to one of my friends with a roach crawling inside. We asked to have a different one but... More

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Awesome getaway, only a short distance from downtown Orlando. Lots of natural beauty and limited cellphone reception (a real getaway). One piece of advice, getting to the park early provides numerous advantages: no long lines, convenient parking, choice of best spots, and greatest selection of rentals (canoes, kayaks, or paddle boards).

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great place to camp. Many sites have full hookup. Well maintained sites and restrooms. The park has many trails from short to lengthy. The spring is fantastic, with a sloping hill that runs down to edge. Easy access into the water. There is even a chair lift for handicapped. Easy launch for kayaks and canoes. Concession stand was open when... More

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I camped here recently for a weekend and our stay was very enjoyable. In a nutshell, the springs are beautiful, crystalline shallow waters, beautiful scenery in the natural pool/spring area but the best of all-Wildlife was amazing. We saw Deer, Armadillo, a Gator, Turtles, the skin of a big snake while hiking on one of the trails-luckily did not see... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wekiwa springs swimming area is more or less a giant 4-5 foot deep crystal clear swimming pool. The ledges all the way around the springs are stepped concrete much like a municipal pool. There are two sets of nice wide stairs leading to the water or you can just slide in over a ledge. The water is perfectly clear. It... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited this state park again on a weekend. It was busy, but not as much as it was in early April! It was later in the day though. You can access the swimming area til 8 PM. Good deal! There are also canoe and kayak rentals. There is a very small outdoor exhibit which showcases the local flora and... More

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Lake Helen, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This state park has gone through some renovations on there campsites which has improved them a lot-to full service hook ups on most large and shady sites,now these sites are a long way from the water so bring bikes and the one thing they do need to do to accommodate campers who pay more to stay is a drop off... More

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