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Lower Wekiva River State Preserve

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Great riding trails with access to Wekiva River via Katie's Landing. Trails are well marked and... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
Tavares, Florida
Thick Sugar Sand along Blue blaze makes an agonizing hike

Stay away from the blue blaze trail is my advise. The rangers have done some discing and the trail... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Buford, Georgia
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26 Feb 2017
“Terrible Trail Conditions”
12 Feb 2017
“Thick Sugar Sand along Blue blaze makes an agonizing hike”
18,000 acres of preserved land in cental Florida providing refuge to many plants and animals such as the Florida black bear, river otter and American alligator.
8300 W State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32771-9280
+1 407-884-2008
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Preserve to do some long hikes. We hiked from the trailhead on SR 46 to Katie's Landing. The rangers had torn up the trail and bushhogged a lot of trees and foliage on both sides of the trail. The...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank TrailTrekker15
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stay away from the blue blaze trail is my advise. The rangers have done some discing and the trail is torture. Sugar sand is very thick and trail is mostly in the sun along the blue blaze. The white and yellow blaze trail was enjoyable...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank leahkashouty
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Great riding trails with access to Wekiva River via Katie's Landing. Trails are well marked and fairly easy to follow. I started out at the trailhead on SR 46. No restroom facilities but there is parking, maps at the kiosk, and admission is FREE. You...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 29 April 2016

If you need to unwind, this is the place to go. We enjoyed an hour or so of kayaking, we had lunch on the bank (picnic) and just took in the birds, and yes, even an occasional alligator sunning on a log.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Renee T
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We have hiked this area several times and we always see something new. This is a very nice hike. There were plenty of deer and bear tracks but we did have the pleasure of seeing deer or bear this time. We did see turkey and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

This ranks at the top of our recent hikes. Wonderful day in nature. Only saw two other people while we were out there A mixture or prarie and cover. Wildlife sightings were minimum today, but there was a bear close by on two occasions. One...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank RickMiii
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great place for hiking, birding, seeing a bit of natural Florida. No vehicle access. Quiet and relaxing

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

An amazing location to submerge yourself in natural spring waters, canoe down the river and spot wild gators. Bring a picnic or bbq and have an amazing day!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Our nephew had his son's birthday party at the Wekiva River State Preserve. Lovely setting, playground for children and grills and picnic tables available. Restrooms close by as well.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The springs for swimming, rent a canoe explore the river, camp overnight if desired, and hike the trails

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Jean S
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JoAnn B
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Response from RickMiii | Reviewed this property |
My first rental was at the park. Nice people and equipment. I think the cost was $20 for 2 hours, and an additional $5.50 per hour after A canoe rental at Kings Landing is $40 for a linear trip that is 8.5 miles long, and... More