Wekiwa Springs State Park, Florida

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About Wekiwa Springs State Park:

Welcome to Wekiwa Springs State Park

Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. Just one hour from most central Florida attractions, Wekiwa Springs offers visitors the opportunity to relax in a natural setting, enjoy a picnic, or take a swim in the cool spring. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run. Thirteen miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Options for camping include a full facility campground and primitive camping areas. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. For information about rentals, call (407) 884 4311.

Hours of Operation

Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. The park office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Driving Directions

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

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About Wekiwa Springs State Park:
Wekiwa Springs State Park is a 7,000 acreFlorida State Park in Apopka, Florida. It is located 20 minutes north of Orlando, off Interstate 4 at exit 94, near Altamonte Springs and Longwood. The park also contains the head water of the Wekiva River. It also serves as the headquarters of one the state's five AmeriCorps Florida State Parks chapters. History In the 1800's central Florida was primarily agricultural however, with the end of the Civil War a stout tourist trade started to take advantage of Florida’s temperate winters, long summers and abundant natural beauty and out of that growth came Wekiwa Springs. In 1941, the Apopka Sportsmen’s Club purchased the property from the Wilson Cypress Company, which had maintained a small Turpentine camp in what is now the park, maintaining the area for recreational use. By 1969 the state of Florida expressed interest the property for use as a state park and, starting in 1970 visitors from all over the country and all over the world have b
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Bicycling

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Cyclists of all levels can find a challenging and enjoyable ride in the park (see some pictures in the Photo Gallery/Visitor Photos of port...

Canoe Camping

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N 28°44.17494'

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There are two campsites in Wekiwa Springs State Park that can only be accessed by canoe or kayak. Otter Camp and Big Buck Camp are locat...

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