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Wekiwa Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs is a second-magnitude spring that is joined within a half-mile by the smaller run from Rock Springs to form the headwaters of the 17-mile-long Wekiva River, a tributary of the St. Johns River.

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Wekiwa Springs is located at the base of a grassy hillside used by park visitors for picnicking and recreation. The spring pool is kidney-shaped and walled, and it measures 105 feet in diameter. The main vent, a 35-foot-long fissure in exposed limestone at a depth of 14 feet, produces an impressive boil. A secondary vent is about 2 feet high and 15 feet wide. The combined average discharge from these 2 boils is approximately 45 million gallons per day. The main vent has had little exploration due to its high velocity; however, the second vent has less flow, and approximately 600 feet of passage were surveyed in 1999.

The spring bottom is sandy and flat, averaging 5 feet deep, making it popular for family outings. From the spring pool, the clear water flows in a 60-foot-wide spring run through a picturesque floodplain swamp, and is ideal for canoeing and kayaking.

The park is located on Wekiwa Springs Road near Apopka.

At a Glance:

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, hiking, equestrian trails, wildlife viewing, picnic area, playground, camping, group camping, youth camping, primitive camping

Entrance Fee: Yes

Scuba Diving: No

Onsite Camping: Yes

Dogs Allowed: Yes–see state park website for rules

Type of Park: Florida state park

Address and Contact Information:

Wekiwa Springs State Park

1800 Wekiwa Circle

Apopka, FL 32712

Phone: (407) 884–2008

Get More Information:

http://floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings/

http://www.floridastateparks.org/rockspringsrun/default.cfm

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