Manager's Message

Robert Brooks, Park Manager

Robert Brooks, Park Manager

It is a wonder to consider that Wekiwa Springs, an oasis of nature, is just 16 miles from downtown Orlando, one of Florida’s largest cities, and 30 miles from the big tourist attractions. Come for the day–jump in the spring and leave the city behind.  Or if you seek solitude, why not hike our over 25 miles of trails. Want more? Camp with us and stretch your relaxation out.

Wekiwa Springs has a special place in the hearts of those lucky folks who grew up nearby, spending weekends exploring the spring vent and paddling canoes past the purple blooms of pickerelweed. From the dense, almost tropical hammocks near where the springs feed into the Wekiva river, to the scenic sandhill uplands, the park is rife with opportunities to see all kinds of animal life. Orange County’s longest-running tourist attraction, the azure waters of Wekiwa Springs have been a popular leisure retreat since the mid-nineteenth century.