Entrance to Wekiwa Springs State Park
The Park is Located on the Northwest Side of the Orlando Area
Get There Early on a Summer Saturday or Sunday
Map showing the location of Wekiwa Springs State Park.
Nestled in the northwest suburbs of Orlando between Apopka and Longwood lies the fun and picturesque Wekiwa Springs State Park. Comprising about 7,000 acres total, the park offers
swimming, hiking, horseback riding, camping, cook outs and canoeing as activities. A beach volleyball and horse shoe pit are also available. Used primarily by Orlando area residents as a cooling off spot in the summer, the park is worthy of a visit by tourists as well. Arrive early during summer weekends, entry is closed once the parking area is filled.
The Springs: Get Your Swim On
The springs are the main attraction of the park. Fed by the Great Floridian Aquifer, the springs
Canoeing: Try the Wekiva River
The park has canoes and kayaks available for daily rental. The easy
Cook Outs: Grill, Swim, Repeat
The park does have a snack bar for those who don’t want to grill their own and during the summer fresh burgers are available on weekends. Grills are available for those who want to do it themselves. You can even reserve a small pavilion to host a cook out party at the park. Kids love chowing down on the grilled food and then jumping into the springs.
Trails: Hike, Run or Ride a Horse
Camping: Feel the Wild in the Middle of Civilization
The park has a camping area available for those who wish to stay at the park. A limited number of small cabins are also available on a reservation basis, but you typically have to reserve those far in advance of your visit.
If you are a tourist in the Orlando area wishing to break away from the theme parks, give Wekiwa Springs State Park a try. You’ll have a great time and maybe even see some wildlife.