Manager's Message

Manager's Message Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

Robert Brooks, Park Manager

Spring is here and before the heat of summer arrives there are some wonderful opportunities for wildlife observation and enjoying some of ...the Real Florida. This property has limited facilities, so please be prepared when you visit. There are two (2) entrances to Lower Wekiva Preserve with some different activities at each location.

Due to the construction of the Wekiva Parkway if you want to get out to hike, please use the Katie’s Landing trailhead. The State Road 46 entrance to the park will be closed for the duration of the construction. Please remember to bring the items you will need to enjoy their visit (water, snacks, insect repellent, etc.).

If you're looking to fish from the bank or access to the Wekiva River with your own canoe or kayak, an excellent location is Katie's Landing. Katie's does offer restroom facilities, picnic tables and grills however there is no potable water at this location.

If its equestrian activities you want then the Fechtel Tract is where you want to be. We offer primitive equestrian camping with stalls, stables, facilities, picnic tables, and grills. The trails at this location can also be used for hiking and wildlife observation as well. There is running water for horses, however it is not intended for human consumption. For equestrian camping reservations, call Wekiwa Springs State Park on 1.407.553.4383