Wekiwa Springs State Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Wekiwa Springs State Park information

Orlando & Around , USA
Address
Street 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka
Telephone
+1 407 884 2008
More information
www.floridastateparks.org
Prices
car $6, campsite $24
Opening hours
8am-sundown
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Lonely Planet review

The best way to explore this state park is by paddling along the tranquil, still waters of the Wekiva River, one of Florida’s two federally designated ‘Wild and Scenic Rivers’. You can take a two-and-a-half-hour guided tour . Alternatively, canoe or kayak about five hours to Katie’s Landing (canoe 2/3 people $35/40, single/double kayak $30/40, children under six free) and hop a shuttle back (included in the trip price), or rent a boat (canoe $15 per two hours, single/double kayak $15/20 per two hours, two-hour minimum hire, $3 each additional hour) and simply toot around. To really get away from it all, book a campsite through the state park and spend a night or two in a primitive spot along the riverbank (two days and one night including canoe or kayak, tent, sleeping bags, stoves, lanterns and cooler $132). The park also has 13 miles of wooded hiking trails and a fantastic spring-fed swimming hole. Take I-4, exit 94 and follow the signs; it’s about 45 minutes from downtown Orlando.