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Lower Wekiva River State Preserve

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Address: 8300 W. State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32712
Phone Number: (407) 884-2008
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 18,000 acres of preserved land in cental Florida providing refuge to many...
18,000 acres of preserved land in cental Florida providing refuge to many plants and animals such as the Florida black bear, river otter and American alligator.
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Scenic and Serene.

My husband was in a canoe race there so I went along. The Wekiva River was big and beautiful. There were big trees, fish were jumping and a variety of birds flying around. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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618 reviews 618 reviews
259 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband was in a canoe race there so I went along. The Wekiva River was big and beautiful. There were big trees, fish were jumping and a variety of birds flying around. It was a day before Mother's Day but it was not crowded. The park was clean . There were picnic tables and grills. Big trees abound. There... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had a brief stop here and saw how lovely it all was. Crystal clear water and wildlife to be spotted. Boats looked too much like hard work so just had a wander about. Perfect for all ages.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Clean water, plenty of wild life, canoe, kayak or paddle board are great activities in this environment.

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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69 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I visited this park on an afternoon trip from Orlando. There is a park sign and small parking lot just off of state highway 46. An information board and brochure box show the trails available. There are two short loop trails through the woods which I have walked before and are very nice. Other much longer trails are available that... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went kayaking here and were stunned by the beauty on this river. You start at the springs, which appear to be a popular local swimming area. The water is crystal clear. Once you get away from that craziness, the kayaking is serene and picturesque. The river does get busy with kayakers, canoes, and SUPs, and you sometimes have to... More 

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Toronto, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I don't know what that is a picture of, but it certainly isn't what I saw. That pic looks more coastal. Payment is an honour system for $3. There is a very small parking lot right off the highway. You can't take car in, so not sure what others are talking about. I am thinking that most of theses reviews... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

What a pretty and unexpected little adventure. The park costs ($6.00/car) to get in, but is worth it. You can swim in the Springs, although it was way too cold for me! You can also canoe in the lake and river area. There are hiking trails throughout the park as well as camping areas. Family camping is being updated and... More 

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