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Wekiwa Springs State Park, FL

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Wekiwa Springs SP is located in Apopka, a few miles northwest of Orlando. For the outdoor lover, the park features a large spring, a 60-site campground, and miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails.

407 884-2008

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We made an overnight stop at Wekiwa Springs in early January. We had no problem getting a site; we were assigned Site 31.

Date of visit: Jan 2008

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There are two camping loops, each with 30 sites. Sites have water and 30A electric hookups. There is a dump station near the campground. This shows a few sites starting with Site 34 on the right. This is typical of the wooded nature of most of the campground.

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Here are Sites 40, 42 and 43.

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Site 48 is a larger site with a bit more privacy.

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The sites in the first loop, 1-30, offer a tad more sun and thus would be appreciated in cooler weather. Here is Site 3.

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On Site 6 we found an old school-bus conversion.

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Sites 17 through 25 are the sunniest sites; this shows Site 17.

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In the center of each loop is a bathhouse. It was "sort of" heated on a rather chilly morning with the temperature down to 30 degrees.

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Some rather interesting dumpsters here, supposedly bear-proof. Florida black bears are common in the park.

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The sign on the dumpsters.

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The spring is quite large, issuing forth 42 million gallons a day, with the water temperature a constant 72 degrees

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There's a large swimming area at the head of the spring run. Despite the air temperature of 40 degrees, there was a fellow swimming laps.

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There are 15- and 2-mile hiking trails, 8 miles of horse trails, and 9 miles of biking trails. Near the spring is the start of a short walk on a boardwalk that gradually leads from the lowlands near the spring to slightly high ground.

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More of the boardwalk. We encountered hundreds of birds in constant motion in the trees.

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The Wekiwa Spring run, where canoers can head out to paddle 15 miles of canoe trails. Remote camp sites are available.

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If you don't have your own canoe, the park has plenty to rent.

Amenities

60 sites with W/E - $24

Dump station, showers

Verizon Broadband Access service

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing

All the Orlando-area attractions

Coordinates: 28.711143 N, 81.464472 W

Elevation: 92'

 

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