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Lower Wekiva River State Preserve

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Address: 8300 W State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32771-9280
Phone Number: (407) 884-2008
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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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Great riding trails with access to Wekiva River via Katie's Landing. Trails are well marked and fairly easy to follow. I started out at the trailhead on SR 46. No restroom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2016
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Tavares, Florida
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Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Great riding trails with access to Wekiva River via Katie's Landing. Trails are well marked and fairly easy to follow. I started out at the trailhead on SR 46. No restroom facilities but there is parking, maps at the kiosk, and admission is FREE. You will find restrooms at Katie's Landing. Beautiful Florida landscaping and lots of wildlife. Definitely worth... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

If you need to unwind, this is the place to go. We enjoyed an hour or so of kayaking, we had lunch on the bank (picnic) and just took in the birds, and yes, even an occasional alligator sunning on a log.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We have hiked this area several times and we always see something new. This is a very nice hike. There were plenty of deer and bear tracks but we did have the pleasure of seeing deer or bear this time. We did see turkey and fox squirrels. There are different trails you can hike and they are all very nice.

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Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This ranks at the top of our recent hikes. Wonderful day in nature. Only saw two other people while we were out there A mixture or prarie and cover. Wildlife sightings were minimum today, but there was a bear close by on two occasions. One was withing smelling distance (yup, pretty close), and the other was around 150 feet away.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great place for hiking, birding, seeing a bit of natural Florida. No vehicle access. Quiet and relaxing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

An amazing location to submerge yourself in natural spring waters, canoe down the river and spot wild gators. Bring a picnic or bbq and have an amazing day!

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our nephew had his son's birthday party at the Wekiva River State Preserve. Lovely setting, playground for children and grills and picnic tables available. Restrooms close by as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The springs for swimming, rent a canoe explore the river, camp overnight if desired, and hike the trails

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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 via mobile

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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