Wekiwa Springs State Park RV & Campground Guide
Perfectly clear water flows from a natural spring into the swimming hole at Wekiwa Springs State Park. This is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Florida’s Orange County, and visitors have been coming to paddle and splash in the brilliant water for decades. The water is 72 degrees at all times. Add in central Florida’s spectacularly warm climate, and you have the perfect getaway for any month of the year. With its 25-mile trail network and lush natural environment, you’d never guess that Orlando is just 17 miles south and Apopka is seven miles west.
Spring 55-85 F
Summer 75-93 F
Fall 55-90 F
Winter 50-70 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Wekiwa Springs State Park
With very hot summers and cooler winter evenings, the weather in Wekiwa Springs State Park tends toward the extreme. An RV is a great way to camp in comfort no matter the climate. If you haven’t committed to an RV yet, why not give an RV rental a try? That way, you can test out your favorite model and see how it works for your crew.
Wekiwa Springs State Park Campground
With its rolling hills and beautiful wooded sites, the Wekiwa Springs State Park campground is the perfect place to relax. Since you’re right in the park, you’ll be able to stake out a spot at the swimming area and enjoy the low morning and evening crowd levels. Sites in this campground come with water and electricity; a few even have sewer hookups. In the evenings, build a fire in your private fire ring or enjoy dinner al fresco on your picnic table. Inside the park, you’ll find bathrooms, showers, and a dump station. Campsites cost $24 per night plus tax. You’ll also need to pay $6.70 as a reservation fee.
Wekiva Falls RV Resort
Maximize your natural-springs fun by booking a campsite at Wekiva Falls RV Resort. This family-friendly campground offers a swimming lagoon and an exciting water playground that’s perfect for older kids. Parents can hop in the water or simply watch from the lovely tiki tables along the shore. With a tiki bar, live music, and a marina with kayak rentals, there’s something for everyone. Campsites are green and well-maintained, and each one boasts full hookups. Rates start at $60 per night from May through October and $71 per night from November through April. The resort offers frequent deals, so check the website for current specials.
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Wekiwa Springs State Park
Inside Wekiwa Springs State Park
As soon as you’re all set up in the campground, head down to the Wekiwa Springs State Park swimming hole to take a dip. Don’t be afraid to bring an innertube or another individual flotation device; it’s a popular way to relax in the water. Snorkeling is another fun way to explore the clear waters. The nearby Wekiva River and the Rock Springs Run offer fishing and excellent paddling. You can rent canoes and kayaks inside the park from Wekiwa Springs State Park Nature Adventures. Prefer to stay dry? Explore the many miles of trails in the park on foot, by bike, or on horseback. For a relaxed day, hang out in the picnic area or try geocaching.
Outside Wekiwa Springs State Park
Whether you’re looking for elegant dining or wild outdoor fun, the area around Wekiwa Springs State Park has plenty to offer. This part of Florida is home to vast wilderness areas just waiting to be explored. If you’re looking for some hustle and bustle, a short drive brings you to a variety of towns.
You can’t visit central Florida without trying barbecue, and Porkie’s Original BBQ is the perfect place to start. This fun family-friendly restaurant serves fantastic meats in a breezy environment. Be sure to end your meal with the delicious banana pudding.
Location: 256 E Main St, Apopka, FL 32703
With a varied menu, Beef 'O' Brady's caters to all types of tastes. Go with a burger and a beer, or try one of the restaurant’s excellent family meals.
Location: 1410 N Rock Springs Rd, Apopka, FL 32712
Grab a to-go container of food from Max & Me Jamaican Restaurant & Bakery and be prepared to be blown away because this tiny spot delivers big flavors. Each meal has a distinct home-cooked flair that will have you coming back for more.
Location: 23 W Michael Gladden Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703
Rock Springs Plaza
Pick up groceries or a quick snack at Rock Springs Plaza, which is located just three miles from Wekiwa Springs State Park.
Location: 1400 Rock Springs Rd, Apopka, FL 32712
Find something new for your RV or your home at the beautiful Trader Mae's Decor Market. With its carefully curated selection of modern and antique-inspired pieces, it’s a fun place to browse.
Location: 2001 Rock Springs Rd, Apopka, FL 32712
Time Bandits Antiques
If you love to collect antique pieces, Time Bandits Antiques should be high on your list. It’s small and packed with hidden gems, making it a treasure hunter’s paradise.
Location: 3113 N Orange Blossom Trail, Zellwood, FL 32798
Get a quick tune-up or an extra helmet at Spin City Cycles, which is located south of the park. This friendly store is also a great place to buy or rent bikes to explore the local trails.
Location: 430 S Central Ave, Apopka, FL 32703
Get out into the Florida wilderness at Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which features many miles of trails. Bring your hiking shoes or bike, or rent a horse in the park. For novice riders, staff members also offer guided rides. This is a great place to check out landscapes such as oak hammocks, bayheads, and pine flatwoods.
Location: Sorrento, Florida
With 20,000 acres of wildland, the Lake Apopka North Shore is made for explorers. Hike or bike the 20-mile Lake Apopka Loop Trail or climb the observation towers on the Clay Island trail. Prefer to stay out of the heat? Take the leisurely Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and watch out for the critters that make their home in the area.
Location: Mt. Dora, Florida
Make the most of the sunny Florida weather with a trip to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. As you walk the grounds, you’ll see a range of exotic animals, including giraffes, leopards, and cheetahs. If you have little ones, check out the interactive experiences or cool off on the splash pad. Thrill-seekers should head straight for the Seminole Aerial Adventures ropes course.
Location: Sanford, Florida
How to Get to
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Getting to Wekiwa Springs State Park requires you to leave the highway behind. From Interstate 4, head west on Wekiva Springs Road. If you’re coming from Highway 429 in the west, take Lester Road to Welch Road. From Highway 441 in the south, go north on Piedmont Wekiwa Road.
Entering Wekiwa Springs State Park
Wekiwa Springs State Park doesn’t have a specific closing time; instead, it’s open every day from 8 a.m. until sundown, which changes seasonally.
Per vehicle (single occupant) : $4
Per vehicle (up to eight people) : $6
Pedestrian, cyclist, extra passenger : $2
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