Wekiwa Springs State Park
It's a Busy Time for Wekiwa Springs
Wekiwa Springs has very high visitation on weekends and holidays from May thru October between the hours of 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The park will close when it reaches capacity (250 cars) and no visitors will be allowed to enter until space becomes available - Registered Campers Excepted. If you are renting a pavilion, hosting an event or have been invited to an event please plan accordingly. If you leave the park you will not be allowed to re-enter until space is available. For safety reasons, you will not be allowed to wait in line in the park when we are closed, nor can you park on the roads adjacent to the park. Vehicles left outside the park on the road or private property may be towed at the owners expense.
Welcome to Wekiwa Springs State Park
With emerald springs feeding the Wekiwa River and lush tropical hammocks, this unique park just minutes from Downtown Orlando is perfect for observing abundant wildlife or cooling off on a summer day.
Miles of trails beg to be explored on foot, bike or horseback, and canoes and kayaks are available on site. It’s easy to see why visitors have been flocking to beautiful Wekiwa Springs since the mid-nineteenth century.
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. Orange County’s longest-running tourist attraction, the azure waters of Wekiwa Springs have been a popular leisure retreat since the mid-nineteenth century. 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 many kinds of animals.