Beautiful Florida springs with an amazing swimming area, park walking trails, camping sites and canoe rentals. A great get away from the typical Orlando theme parks. Only $7usd for a car load of friends and plenty of places to sit and even BBQ areas.
Although we were focused on the springs when we booked this camping trip, it ended up being the walking/biking trails that gave us the greatest enjoyment. It was wonderful to walk through the woods and the grassy areas, as well. We got in several miles of walking and biking. We saw 8 deer, a tortoise, several turkeys and a racoon during our 2 night stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful, as well as the other guests. Our campsite was within sight and earshot of the nearby local road, but the trails more than made up for that and gave us the natural Florida experience that we crave.
Kids had so much fun in the spring water and had a great time walking the trails. Had a great food bar just got to watch the squirrels. Got to see lots of wild life! Very peaceful and relaxing after a long week at the theme parks.
If you are looking for a campground to have fun on a Saturday night well THIS IS NOT THE PLACE we had family playing bean bag tossing game, music not loud and exactly 11:00 pm someone hollered " Quiet time" I looked at my watch and i was 11:00:05 indicating to me they were clock watching, our guests left and that was it, the ranger showed up the next morning and told us that they had a complaint about the noise, we told him 1 person hollered and that was it, then he changed it to SEVERAL complaints " So which is it? My wife asked why no ranger came at that time to verify the complaint and he had no response. Then he stated that someone claimed we were cutting down trees for firewood, Well we have Oak cut by a chainsaw (that is in the back of both pickups that he refused to acknowledge) in a Pine tree Area, I told him the chopping noise was us using a machete to trim OUR longer branches, when I challenged him on that he looked at our pit and says "I see our wood in your pit" really?? then told us to pack up, it was 10;00 am and check out is 1:00 pm, I had a total knee replacement 2 months ago and slow moving in the morning . Near the canoe launch Pavilion, someone had the music so cranked up I thought we were at a concert in the park and watched 2 rangers walk by and do nothing. Someone told us it is a Retirement home in the Springs and some uptight people camp there, I am nearly 60 and not a hell raiser, just having fun. I live near this park and will never recommend it.…
My husband I took our 30ft RV to Wekiwa Springs for a two night camping trip. The campground was nice; very shady and quiet. We saw a lot of wildlife including deer, gopher tortoises, turkeys and lots of cool birds. Our campsite was big enough but a bit hard to back into due to the angle of the drive way. We were in #58 which was directly across from the shower/restroom. No nasty smells drifted our way which was great. The showers have surprisingly good water pressure and the water was hot. I love that they had actual doors on the showers and stalls (not just curtains as some do). Bathrooms were clean. We took a short drive over to the Springs to go swimming which was so refreshing! There's no easing into the water there except by way of the stairs. Ya gotta just jump in! Brrr. The water was a bit green where at other springs we have visited it was more blue. Could be from all the rain Fl has had over the summer. There's a concession stand and playground at the springs but we didn't have need for either. We also did a short hike over to Sand Lake. Not a whole lot to see there but a nice walk. It's really hard to believe that this beautiful park is right smack dab in the middle of the city of Apopka. Lots of places to shop and eat! Highly recommend the El Potro Mexican Restaurant within 3 miles of the park. Really good food!…
Drove almost 3 hours just to go to the spring. Got a hotel room and everything. When we got there they weren't letting anybody in because it was overcrowded. Told to keep driving around because sooner or later they will let you in. Got in on the 2nd try. Spring was so crowded especially with kids there was no where to put our things. The water was low and oily looking. Went to change in the restroom. Disgusting. Dirty diaper in changing room. No toilet paper. Walked around twice trying to find a spot but the water was so gross looking we left. Will try again in the winter when hopefully nobody will be there. So disappointing!
Wekiwa Springs is known for being a great swim and tubing spot, but did you know that they have a ton of hiking trails weaving through a nice range of Florida habitats? This state park has great places to hike, day or night, and the biodiversity is refreshing to see.
Camping with parents who are visiting from Wisconsin. Next door site occupant out foraging for wood at midnight with a blinding flashlight popping into our windows as he's scrounging around. Then had to close the windows of the RV on a beautifully cool night to try to shut out the noise of them talking loudly around the campfire until 1:30 in the morning (still couldn't fall asleep, they were so loud). Finally got to sleep, and rudely awoken at 5:30 am by the garage truck dumping the large metal trash bins! Who schedules this in a campground at 5:30 in the morning?!? NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.
Really nice park area and the kayaking stream and aquifer pool are beautiful. In order to ensure that you will get in you need to get there by 8 oclock opening time. Once it fills up they shut down the entrance gate. Long lines after 7:45. I did not see any communication about this, but when you line up - campers who want in have a combination code and they come and go and you need to back up to allow them to pass thru the gate. Not a huge deal but a simple sign could have alleviated a lot of frustration on the waiting cars and the campers trying to get in. Once they open at 8, the gate opens and you drive to the actual pay entrance so no staff at gate itself. Area around the pool is awesome. We also drove over to sand lake which I assume you have to walk a trail to see ( we did not). THat area is under restoration and they also apparently had a fire not long ago so some heavy undergrowth damage (unless it was a controlled burn???). …
We stayed one night here and the park is beautiful. Very quiet and peaceful. Restrooms are very clean. Be a carefull because there are bears in the park. Lots of walking trails and a spring for swimming.