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Wekiwa Springs State Park

 About Wekiwa Springs State Park

Squirrel eating nut. Photo by Roberty Beary.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Robert Brooks

Wekiwa is a full service state park with something for everyone, hike along a portion of more than 13 miles of trails and then cool off in the refreshing 72 degree spring. The Wekiva River is one of two recognized National Wild & Scenic Rivers in Florida. Come early to catch a glimpse of some of the exciting wildlife around the park including deer, turkey, fox squirrels, shorebirds and even Florida Black Bear. Please keep in mind that bears and other wildlife can become a nuisance if their behavior is interrupted by humans. Be sure to enjoy the wildlife from a safe distance. Take a break and unwind from your busy life in this beautiful state park. We recommend arriving early on weekends and holidays to beat the crowds. We do close the park when we reach our maximum carrying capacity.

DESIGNATIONS

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GETTING HERE

Wekiwa Springs State Park is approximately 20 minutes North of Orlando and approximately 45 minutes North of the attractions. It is easily located off Interstate 4 at exit 94. Take State Road 434 West to Wekiwa Springs Road. Turn right on Wekiwa Springs Rd. and travel approximately 4 miles to the park entrance which will be on the right. Please call the park if additional directions are needed.

GET INVOLVED

CONCESSIONAIRES

  • Florida State Park Concessions, Inc. - Located at Wekiwa Springs State Park, we offer canoe and kayak rentals. This is an excellent way to observe the lush beauty and cool waters that makes up the National Wild & Scenic Wekiva River. For your convenience we also have a store with food items, sundries, and souvenirs. We look forward to serving you; please call (407) 884-4311 if you need additional information.
  • Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Summer Youth Camps - Wekiva Youth Camp a residential nature camp for 3rd through 8th grade youngsters, sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) with the purpose of instilling a love and respect for the "Real" Florida in our youth, as well as a knowledge of nature, the importance of conservation, and the protection of our environment.
  • Hammock House Rentals @ Rock Springs - The Hammock House on the Wekiva River is a gorgeous resort rental cabin. It hosts 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, stone fireplace, huge decks under an Oak Hammock right on the Wekiva River with 2 canoes available to guests. Looking for a quiet getaway? This vacation rental is a jewel in the woods, yet so close to Orlando, Sanford, Lake Mary, and Mount Dora.
  • Horseback Riding @ Rock Springs - Horseback riding is FUN! We offer guided horseback trail rides at Rock Springs Run State Reserve. Horseback riding in Orlando does not have to be too "TOURISTY". This is a fun outdoor activity the whole family will enjoy. Florida wildlife is abundant in this park. This riding stable is convenient to Orlando, located in Lake County, just west of the Wekiva River. We are only 15 minutes from Mount Dora, 10 minutes from Sanford, 30 minutes from Orlando.

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