Blackjack Ridge
Cactus Flower
Doe and Two Fawns
Gopher Tortoise Close-up
Katie's Landing Entrance
Maypop Flower Close-up
Sandhill Wildflowers
a sandhill community with a higher number of mature pines and oak ground cover
close-up photo of the bright yellow flower of the prickley pear cactus
Doe with two nursing fawns in middle of woodland trail
close-up photo of the face and arns of a gopher tortoise
entrance gate to Katie's Landing off of Wekiva Park Drive
close-up of two white and lavender maypop flowers
late summer or autumn pictures of multiple species of yellow, white and purple wildflowers in a sandhill community

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Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

Welcome to Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

Central Florida nature exists in its purest form along four miles of the Wekiva River and Blackwater Creek. For thousands of years, Native Americans valued the abundance of wildlife in this area. This system of blackwater streams and wetlands provides habitat for black bears, river otters, alligators, wood storks, and sandhill cranes. Visitors can stroll along the Sand Hill Nature Trail for a self guided tour of the native Florida plants and wildlife found at the park. Canoeists can paddle through the park on the Wekiva River. Equestrian camping is available in designated areas and can be reserved by calling Wekiwa Springs State Park. Horse stalls and corrals are available for equestrian campers.

There are three access points to the Lower Wekiwa River Preserve State Park:  the hiking trails at the south entrance are located at 8300 W. State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771, the Wekiva River can be accessed at Katie's Landing located at 262 Wekiva Park Drive, Sanford, FL 32771, and horseback riding and hiking on the Fechtel Tract is located at 38015 Fechtel Road, Eustis, FL 32726.

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