Wekiwa Springs State Park RV & Campground Guide
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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
Wekiwa Springs, FL
South Apopka, FL
Forest City, FL
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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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What to Do at
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.
Porkie’s Original BBQ
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
Beef 'O' Brady's
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
Guerreros Tacos is a simple food truck that serves fantastic Mexican dishes, including tacos, sopes, fajitas, and more. Portions are big, so be sure to bring your appetite.
Location: 4455 Laughlin Rd, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Max & Me Jamaican Restaurant & Bakery
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
Enjoy a taste of Florida seafood at Something Fishy. Try a build-your-own poke bowl or taste the delicious seafood tacos. If you’re hungry, there are plenty of combo platters and bigger fish entrees.
Location: 2107 E Semoran Blvd A, 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
Trader Mae's Decor Market
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
Spin City Cycles
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
Barrel of Books and Games
Grab a new novel to read during your trip at Barrel of Books and Games. With books for adults and kids, this is a fun stop for the whole family.
Location: 128 W 4th Ave, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Rock Springs Run State Reserve
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
Lake Apopka North Shore
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
Spring Hammock Preserve
Hike through the thick greenery at Spring Hammock Preserve, which is located east of Wekiwa Springs State Park. Hop on the Cross Seminole Trail or the Florida National Scenic Trail, or take a stroll through the lush hammock environment.
Location: Sanford, Florida
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
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
Historic Downtown Sanford
With its charming vibe and a full schedule of events, Historic Downtown Sanford is a great place to relax with your family. Pop into the shops, enjoy an outdoor meal, take a boat cruise, or simply walk along Lake Monroe and enjoy the water views.
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.
Wekiwa Springs State Park Per vehicle (single occupant) : $4.0
Wekiwa Springs State Park Per vehicle (up to eight people) : $6.0
Wekiwa Springs State Park Pedestrian, cyclist, extra passenger : $2.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Wekiwa Springs State Park
If you wish to escape the humidity and heat of Orlando, you can visit Wekiwa Springs State Park in the summer and enjoy paddling, kayaking, or swimming. Otherwise, spring is drier than autumn.
During your visit, you will likely see white-tailed deer, Florida bears, wild turkeys, and squirrels. Deer usually appear around the dawn and dusk hours. The campground has bear-aware procedures in place.
The campground in Wekiwa Springs State Park has 60 spaces and can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet long. Every site has water and electrical hookups in place, and some also have a sewer hookup.
You must make a reservation on the Florida State Parks reservation phone line or website. You can reserve that very day before 1:00 p.m. or up to 11 months in advance. The cost for a campsite with electrical and water hookups is $24 per night.
You are allowed to bring your pet on a 6-foot leash to the campground and on the trails, but pets are not allowed in the swimming area at Wekiwa Springs State Park.