Heaven is green and it's name is Wekiwa Springs! This lush natural sanctuary is the perfect natural swimming hole. With cool 72 degree spring water all year long, it is refreshing and pure, pumping out 42 million gallons of natural spring water every day!
Wandering through 13 miles of trails, you can imagine just what the Timucuan Indians saw in this tropical paradise. You might get the chance to see a blue heron, ibis, turtles, cormorant, aningha, deer, wild boar, or even an alligator sunning on the shore of the river.
Stairs lead down to the swimming area that is surrounded by a rock ledge with seating for easy access on all sides. It is protected from alligators, snakes and other critters by a safety net barrier by the bridge, which screens out and discourages wildlife to enter the swimming area.
The boardwalk leads to the canoe and kayak rental stand provided by Nature Adventures. They provide everything you need for a 2 hour or more eco tour on the Wekiva River.
Here is their website http://canoewekiva.com/
Call for prices and reservations. phone: 407-880-4110
We checked out the camping area, too. It is very nice, and VERY affordable!
They have 60 campsites. Each campsite has water, electricity, in-ground fire circle with a grill and a picnic table. They are very private, with wooden split fencing surrounding each site. The fencing would be great to dry towels or lean bikes, or tie down a rain fly. There are two restroom facilities with hot showers!
They even have 2 primitive campsites, called Otter Camp, and Big Buck Camp, that are only accessible by canoe or kayak for a very unique camping adventure.
All reservations for campsites except for next day reservations can be made by calling Reserve America, at (800) 326-3521. Next day reservations can be made by calling the park at (407) 884-2008
We love this place and will be back again to camp!