Wekiwa Springs is a 2nd-magnitude spring in a semitropical forest setting at the base of a northeast-sloping, grassy, open-wooded hillside. The springs form the headwater of the Wekiva River, a tributary to the St. Johns River. Two areas of discharge can be observed as surface boils near the edge in the southeast half of the pool. The strongest boil was over a large irregular-shaped vent about 35 feet long by 5 feet wide in the limestone bottom about 15 feet below the surface. The other boil was above a rock ledge in the extreme southeast edge of the pool. Except for the limestone rock bottom in the southeast part of the pool, the pool bottom was mostly sand. The spring pool is kidney-shaped, about 200 feet long and 100 feet wide, elongated southeast. A sidewalk surrounds the pool and a wooden footbridge crosses the run just below the pool. A 2 to 3-foot high retaining wall encloses the pool and extends a short distance down the run. The clear, bluish-green water flows northeastward in a run 60 feet wide to the Wekiva River.
Wekiwa Springs is part of Wekiwa Springs State Park. The area provides camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, nature trails, and abundant wildlife.
Wekiwa Springs is located within the Wekiwa Springs State Park about 4 miles northeast of Apopka. From the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and State Road (SR) 436 on the east side of Apopka, drive 1.6 miles east on SR 436. Turn north onto Wekiwa Springs Road and continue 2.5 miles to a 90 degree bend to the east, and then continue another 0.4 mile to the entrance of Wekiwa Springs State Park. Go north and then east on the park road for 0.25 mile to the parking lot; the spring is just to the north.
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, Florida 32712