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Don't leave the masks and fins at home for this trip! Being located so close to Orlando this park makes for a perfect escape from the busier city life to a peaceful oasis. Grab a canoe or kayak and hit the Wekiva River. Plenty of gators await downstream.
If you're in to a little bit of a challenge, then primitive camping via canoe or kayak is definitely worth the trip! Wekiwa Springs is beautiful and the canoe trip to Otter Camp (the other is Big Buck Camp), while visually pleasing, was rather difficult with three people, one canoe (they told us there would be plenty of room!), all your camping gear and paddling upriver from WITHIN Wekiwa Springs. Do yourself a favor (depending on group size) and give yourself room....get the extra canoe! While difficult getting TO the site, coming back is a breeze. We passed so much wildlife, camped on the bank of the river, and star-gazed miles away from civilization and regretted only staying one night. This place is a must!
i am not the " reviewer " type but it is beautiful place and campground , did the longer trail i took about 7 hrs , but i really take my time with trails , so i suppose it s a 5 hrs trail at most /// beautiful campground , beautiful main trail , was able to start train from campground .... thank you Wekika Springs !!
History of Wekiwa Springs State Park
Forty-two million gallons of crystal clear water flow each day from Wekiwa Springs into Wekiwa Springs Run. The run joins with Rock Springs Run to form the beautiful upper Wekiva River. Creeks, later called Seminoles, are the most recent Native Americans to have lived here. Wekiwa means 'spring of water' and Wekiva means 'flowing water' in the Creek language.