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Wekiwa Springs State Park

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1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712-2581
+1 407-884-2008
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Very pretty

This is a beautiful park. The water was unbelievably clear. They rented kayaks or canoes for only... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Carolyn S
Oneida, Wisconsin
via mobile
The real Florida (not Disney)

We re-visited this park after some 33 years. We always loved the Wekiva River and springs as they... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
Peggy S
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This 7,000-acre area containing diverse plants and wildlife is also popular for swimming, canoeing, hiking and camping.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (79 reviews)
“swimming area” (40 reviews)
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1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712-2581
+1 407-884-2008
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park. The water was unbelievably clear. They rented kayaks or canoes for only two dollars each, and there was a young man there giving instructions to novices. I was impressed with the park.

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We re-visited this park after some 33 years. We always loved the Wekiva River and springs as they are the real Florida - natural beauty outdoors. The manatees love it too. The bathrooms have been updated, and there is non-motor boat watercraft rentals (canoes &...More

1  Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We spent a Sunday night and Monday (day) at the park. This park is so popular that it sometimes closes due to overcrowding. We stayed overnight in our RV. Reserve your site far in advance during peak use times (like weekends). Restrooms were very clean....More

Thank D L
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Our group enjoyed an afternoon visit to Wekiva Springs. The entrance fee was $6 per vehicle. We packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed a peaceful time at one of the many picnic tables available. We were lucky enough to see a pair of Swallow-tailed Kites...More

Thank Ian N
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Take a break. Step out of modern life and the traditional hustle-and-bustle of the modern day and step into this place. Now that I have your attention, take a trip here. A pool the size of a lake where you can swim, kayak, and play...More

3  Thank Jay S
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful Florida State Park! The swimming area is a crystal-clear springfed pool. There is a great little boardwalk nature trail or miles of hiking trails for the more adventurous. We did a two hour kayak rental and enjoyed the abundant wildlife along the river....More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Had a wonderful time at the springs with my teenage children! We started out renting canoe, kayak and paddle board and headed out. Beautiful sites and foliage, as well as a small alligator! The waterway was a bit congested, though I'm not surprised based on...More

Thank jojobuck1
Reviewed 29 March 2016

At first we rented a canoe and paddled down the creek. We saw a few alligators, turtles, many birds and even one eagle. The water is crystal clear and the vagetation is stunning. After one hour paddling down, we turned and went back, where we...More

Thank Carolin J
Reviewed 28 March 2016

There was an alligator in the swimming area the day we went. Everyone was excited to see the animal "rehomed" beyond the bridge. The men that came and caught it were very harsh with it. Broke all its legs and chained them behind its back....More

2  Thank heronazul
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Visitors and locals alike will revel in the constant 72 degrees F water. Especially during the summer months, which is pretty much 9 months out of the year. LOL Swimming, kayaking and snorkeling are all worth taking part in. However, you'll need to arrive early...More

1  Thank Jaimie_Z_Fl
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Prudence W
27 July 2017|
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Response from UpstateNYers13902 | Reviewed this property |
Prudence, I don't know for sure but I would think tubing is okay. I doubt there is a renatl place nearby. Try calling the park. I'm sure they could tell you.
2 October 2016|
Response from jeanie591 | Reviewed this property |
I know there is a swimming area so you should be able to scuba dive. I don't think it's very deep though.
2 October 2016|
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Response from mediadon | Reviewed this property |
No, Scuba diving is not permitted without prior permission. There are places on the Wekiva River where you can scuba dive and one or two deep holes.