1800 Wekiwa Circle
As one of Florida's Federally designated "Wild and Scenic Rivers," Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka provides a glimpse of a more natural Florida. Originally an area populated by the Timucuan Indians, Wekiwa is home to an abundance of wildlife including alligators, great egrets, great blue herons, Florida black bears, white-tailed deer, river otters, fox and an incredible variety of subtropical birds.
Wekiwa Springs State Park, opened to the public in 1970 comprises approximately 7,000 acres, with the main focal point being the spring itself. The refreshing waters of the springs range in depth from just inches to around five feet. The source of the spring flows from a small 20 foot deep cavern which extends into a deep cave. Though once an adventurous place for Scuba divers, diving is now prohibited at Wekiwa Springs.
Approximately 42 million gallons of water are pumped into the main spring each day. Wekiwa Springs feeds into the Wekiva River. Wekiwa Springs - meaning "spring of water" is often confused with the nearby roads and communities of Wekiva Springs, which means "flowing water".
At the park you will find:
- Picnic pavilions equipped with charcoal grills
- Thirteen miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding
- Canoe and kayak rentals
- Nature center
Admission to Wekiwa Springs State Park:
The per vehicle cost is $5 for 2 to 8 people or only $3 if it’s just the driver. Admission is $1.00 for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Extra Passengers, Passengers In Vehicles With Holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit.
Directions to Wekiwa Springs State Park:
From I-4, exit # 94, head west on SR 434 to Wekiva Springs Road. Turn right on Wekiva Springs Road and travel approximately 4 miles to the park entrance which will be on your right.