Wekiwa Springs State Park - Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member moochie
N 28° 42.578 W 081° 27.767
17R E 454799 N 3175903
Wekiwa Springs State Park is located in Apopka, FL. Swimming, canoeing, snorkeling are just a few of the favorite activities in the park.
Waymark Code: WM3B68
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 03/08/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Dew Crew
Views: 36

42 million gallons of crystal clear water flow each day from Wekiwa Springs into Wekiwa Springs Run. The run joins with Rock Springs Run to form the beautiful upper Wekiva River. Creeks, later called Seminoles, are the most recent Native Americans to have lived here. Wekiwa means "spring of water" and Wekiva means "flowing water" in the Creek language. Within the park's 7800 acres, 19 distinct and diverse plant communities sustain an abundance of wildlife. A meandering walk from the low, wet river swamp up to the dry sandy ridges allows visitors the opportunity to experience several aspects of natural Florida. The Wekiva River basin is home to more than 50 species of plants and animals that are listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern. Visitors may catch a glimpse of a Florida black bear, alligator or an American bald eagle but are more likely to be greeted by white-tailed deer, gopher tortoises or wild turkeys.
Park Type: Day Use with Camping available

swimming, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking trails, bicycling, nature center

Early Indians are believed to be the first to live in this area, beginning around 8500 BC and continuing until they were forced out in the 1800’s. They left a number of mounds that are still visible today In the mid 1800’s, this area was used primarily

Date Established?: 1970

Link to Park: [Web Link]

Additional Entrance Points: N 28° 42.710 W 081° 27.620

Park Fees: Not listed

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