We've assembled a variety of convenient snacks and freshly prepared offerings to entice all kinds of appetites, along with anything you might have forgotten to bring with you.

Mementos Necessities Food and Snacks
T-shirts Towels Sandwiches
Caps and Fishing Hats Insect Repellant Chips and Candy
Sunglasses Sunscreen Baked Goods, Cookies, Crackers
Magnets Camping Equipment Assorted Nuts and Seeds
Books Snorkels and Goggles Pretzels and Hummus
Jewelry Rain Gear and Waterproof Bags Ice Cream Treats
Picnic Necessities Yogurt
Water Tubes and Mats Marshmallows

In addition to the goods available in our gift shop, our food cart offers classic al fresco options for your outdoor picnic.

March to May, September and October: 10AM-4PM (Weekends only)

June to August: 10AM - 5PM (Daily)

Alfresco Menu
Hamburgers and Hotdogs Chips Sodas
Sausages Watermelon Juices
Pulled Pork Sandwiches Potato Salad Teas
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Canoeing / Kayaking

Visitors come from all over the world to see Florida’s famous crystal clear springs and unique wildlife, and there is no better way to see these rare ecosystems up close than in a canoe or kayak. The Wekiwa Springs empty into the 16 miles of meandering waters known as the Wekiva River. Whether you're young or old, expert or novice, a canoe or kayak trip along the breathtaking and pristine Wekiva River in Central Florida is an adventure you'll never forget.

As you paddle along with the gentle current, you'll marvel at the centuries-old oak trees that line the river's banks creating an inviting canopy from the noonday sun.

These are approximate downstream travel times for different locations on the Wekiva River. To calculate the return trip upstream, multiply the downstream travel time by two.

Hours Route
30 minutes
1 hour
1 ½ hours
Wekiwa Canoe Beach to Wekiva Island
Average Return Trip
Total Time Average
1 ½ hours
3 hours
4 ½ hours
Wekiwa Canoe Beach to Buffalo Tram
Average Return Trip
Total Time Average
3 ½ hours
1 ½ hours
5 hours
Wekiwa Canoe Beach to Otter Camp
Average Return Trip
Total Time Average
4 ½ hours
2 hours
6 ½ hours
Wekiwa Canoe Beach to Indian Mound
Average Return Trip
Total Time Average
5 ½ hours
2 ½ hours
8 hours
Wekiwa Canoe Beach to Big Buck
Average Return Trip
Total Time Average
6 hours Wekiwa Canoe Beach to Wekiva Falls
(Not enough time for return journey)
8 hours Wekiwa Canoe Beach to Katie’s Landing
(Not enough time for return journey)

Watercraft Rentals

Rent one of our watercraft by the hour for an unforgettable eco-adventure. Discover the Wekiva River at your own pace while experiencing the beautiful, untouched wonders of "the Real Florida" as it existed prior to the arrival of the first Europeans.

Minimum Purchase Additional Hours
Canoe $19.15/ first 2 hours $5.33/ hour
Single Kayak $19.15/ first 2 hours $5.33/ hour
Double Kayak $24.81/ first 2 hours $5.33/ hour
Triple Kayak $24.81/ first 2 hrs $5.33/ hour
Standup Paddleboards $20/ first hour, $35/ 4 hrs $10.65/ hour, $65/ day
Overnight Rentals $80/ first night $40/ each additional night

We stop renting canoes at 6:30PM from June through September, and at 3:30PM from October through May. All rentals must be back by closing time. See Concession Hours for more information. An additional charge of $1.00 per minute will be applied to those returning after closing time.


Wekiwa Springs State Park is the perfect place for your next picnic or family reunion! Picnic tables and grills are available on a first come, first serve basis, and there are pavilions with picnic tables to provide shade and shelter.

The playground, volleyball court, and horseshoe pit located near the spring provide an idyllic location to spend time with family in the great outdoors.

The concessions operation sells all your must-have items for your next picnic, so be sure to stop by!

Hiking / Bicycling

Our concession operation offers everything you need to enjoy a quiet afternoon on the sprawling trails of Wekiwa Springs State Park, from sunscreen and walking sticks to bicycle rentals.

Minimum Purchase Additional Hours
Bicycle $5.33/ hour $5.33/ hour, $26/day

For more information on the trails, please see the Florida State Parks Activity Page for hiking and biking.


If wet is what you want, just immerse yourself into the crystal clear waters of the Wekiwa Springs that pumps out an amazing 42 million gallons of cool fresh water daily!

Swimming and snorkeling are permitted in the sparkling waters of the Wekiwa Springs swimming area, where the water remains an invigorating 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. This area is open from 8:00 AM until the park closes at sunset.

Water tubes, floats, snorkels, goggles, towels, and sunscreen are available for sale at the concession to make your stay more enjoyable.

Please note that there is no lifeguard on duty.


Wekiwa Springs State Park offers 60 wooded campsites available for reservation or first-come basis. The campground also has two accessible restrooms with showers. Primitive, primitive group, and equestrian camping is also available. For more information, please see Camping on the Florida State Parks page.

Equestrian Activities

There are plenty of things for you and your equine friend to do at Wekiwa Springs State Park, so pack ‘em up and brim ‘em along! This includes a multi-use, 8 mile trail and campsites for both people and horses. For more information, please see the Equestrian Trail or Equestrian Camping pages for the Florida State Parks.

Wildlife Viewing

One of Florida's two Federally designated "Wild and Scenic Rivers," the Wekiva River is home to an incredible variety of wildlife, including alligators, herons, egrets, woodpeckers, Swallow-tailed Kites, bears, deer, otters, foxes, wild turkeys, and numerous subtropical birds.

For more information, see our Wildlife Tips page.


For a full list of park amenities, visit the Wekiwa Springs State Park Activities page on the Florida State Parks website.