Eight plant communities, including some of the finest longleaf
sandhills in Florida, occur in addition to the spring-fed Wekiwa
River. Twenty-one miles of foot and horse trails wind throughout
the park with two backpacking campsites.
The river is home to alligators, turtles, river otters, limpkins,
white ibis, herons, egrets, and belted kingfishers. Bald eagles and
ospreys are common birds of prey. Look for barred owls and pileated
woodpeckers in cabbage palm-oak hammocks close to the river. Black
bear, gray fox, and bobcats prowl throughout the park. When hiking
through the sandhills, look for fox squirrels, gopher tortoises,
and the mounds of pocket gophers.
Department of Environmental Protection
Take Exit 49 from Interstate 4, and turn west onto Florida Highway
434. Go to the fifth traffic light, then turn right onto Wekiwa
Springs Road and travel 4.5 miles to the park entrance.
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