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Wekiwa Springs State Park

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A Nice Park To Relax, Swim or Boat

We stopped here on the way to Blue Springs State Park. It's a nice park where you can swim in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bob S
Cincinnati, Ohio
A very nice park

I really enjoyed this park. Walked the trails and saw the sights. The spring is really pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Williamston, South Carolina
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“swimming area”(51 reviews)
“the river”(89 reviews)
“hiking trails”(29 reviews)
This 7,000-acre area containing diverse plants and wildlife is also popular for swimming, canoeing, hiking and camping.
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1800 Wekiwa Cir, Apopka, FL 32712-2581
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here on the way to Blue Springs State Park. It's a nice park where you can swim in the spring water. Rental boats are available and there are some trails for hiking. A concession stand is available for light food and snacks. Very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this park. Walked the trails and saw the sights. The spring is really pretty. The paths are great for hiking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joandonk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up from Kissimmee to explore this park and were pleasantly surprised! The Main Focus is, of course, the spring. Florida has many springs that bubble millions of gallons of water each day. The water is always between 68-72 degrees. While you'll see some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice natural park with a lake formed from a natural spring in which you can swim. Also great for biking, walking, playing or just relaxing

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Modarres
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

beautiful place to do hiking, waking, riding bikes, enjoy the amazing views. have a picnic with your family or friends

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elpatiocafe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The family went to spend the day and I was very pleased with the park. My granddaughter was able to find and identity lots of trees, leaves and nuts. She gets so excited when she sees a turtle that we are now painting turtles on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbie S
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Two areas within the park, one with full hookup, one with water and electric. Stayed at campsite 37, which was ok except for road noise from the main road, and some home construction going on. Spring was nice, swimming available and a full service concession...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank HippieVanOnTheRoad
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We rented a kayak to navigate the water, saw several gators, lots of greenery, & lizards - adorable! We enjoyed every minute & can't wait to visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Noreen O
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We had a great nature exploration day at the park. They have nice swim hole, a few trails and river where you can view alligators.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stanbuff
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We went here in December and rented several canoes. The river is calm and warm with real clarity, so you can see the fish, turtles & alligators beneath you. Lots of routes and diversions you can take to make things more interesting and there is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank James M
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January 6, 2019|
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Response from Noreen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, paddle boards are welcome, you can also rent them.
January 6, 2019|
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Response from V1437KWwendya | Reviewed this property |
I think is not a good idea use paddle board in wekiva because the alligator but boat you can
October 8, 2018|
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Response from 604judyu | Reviewed this property |
A good piece of advice, go early on weekends or you will not be able to get into the park much less find any kayaks or canoes available.
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Trip Review - Days 7 & 8 - Rest day and Wekiwa Springs (1 Reply)
Day 7 So after four days visiting parks and a very early start to see the manatees, we all felt that a rest day was in order. Nice long lie in until around 10am followed by a late breakfast. We finally headed out around 11.30am and the five of us headed towards the Fantasia mini golf. It was cute and passed an hour or two. We were all pretty rubbish and a few balls ended up lost in long grass and at one point had to be hooked out of the lake! I didn't win but I also didn't come last! ...More
December 08, 2014|
Response fromchoccie_button|
Just to add, disappointed to find out that my parcel appears to have been stolen :( I ordered two flower girl dresses for my wedding as I couldn't get them in the UK, I had them sent to our villa. Figured it would be ok as it's a gated community, there are postal drop boxes plus the management sometimes take parcels in. Found out on Sat that it had apparently been delivered two days ago, we hadn't received it. Couldn't contact anyone over the weekend. Tried the management company this...More
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Wekiwa Springs State Park (1 Reply)
Has anybody had a go at Horse riding or Kayaking at Wakiwa Springs State Park? Any thoughts would be appreciated...
October 03, 2007|
Response fromjtborl|
canoing, swimming, and snorkeling yes...horseback no you can rent canoes at the park to go up / down the wekiva river
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Non-theme park activities in Orlando (2 Replies)
We're going to be in Orlando from Dec 26-30 for a soccer tournament. Depending on scheduling we may have a few afternoons and/or mornings free and were looking for fun, outdoorsy things to do with our 12 year old. Not so interested in fighting the mobs at the parks but were thinking of maybe Wekiwa Springs State Park or Blue Spring State Park. Anyone have any thoughts on either park? One over the other (it looks like Wekiwa might be a little closer)? I also noticed an agency called Adventures...More
December 16, 2015|
Response fromOrlando_Vic|
"were thinking of maybe Wekiwa Springs State Park or Blue Spring State Park. Anyone have any thoughts on either park? " Blue Spring would probably be the better option (if it gets a little cooler) because of the chance to see Florida manatees in their natural habitat. It has been unseasonably warm so far so it might be best to phone Blue Spring the day before you want to go to find out how many manatees are "in".