What we're about

The Wekiva Wilderness Trust, is the non-profit Citizens Support Organization that supports the work of the three state parks that make up the Wekiva River Basin Parks - Wekiwa Springs, Lower Wekiva and Rock Springs. The WWT's mission is to promote educational and environmental aspects of the park and to work with the park staff to protect and preserve the almost 50,000 acres of the real Florida.

We will be hosting a family hike once a month! This is a short hike (unless otherwise stated on the event), usually about an hour, taking you thru some of our trails, and teaching you about the history of our beautiful park. This hike is open to all ages!

We will also be hosting weekly "Discovery Hours". In this "meetup" you will learn anything from Endangered Animals in our area, Florida Raptors, Reptile Exhibits, Edible Plants, and more! Some of the Discovery Hours are geared towards the little ones where we will have story time.

All events are free (other than the cost of admission to the park), and are open to all ages!

We can't wait to see everyone out there!

Upcoming events (5+)

Discovery Hour - Basics for Day Hiking

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Discovery Hour - Basics for Day Hiking Meet Crystal at The Interpretive Pavilion and learn all about the basics of Day Hiking in Florida. Learn what you need bring, how to be prepared for any weather or emergency, and how to make day hiking your new favorite hobby. Directions to Interpretive Pavillion: After entering the park turn right at the fork towards the springs. Park and walk to the pavillion between the bathrooms and concession.

Discovery Hour - Survival 101

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Discovery Hour - Survival 101 Meet Don at The Interpretive Pavilion where he will teach you all the basics to survival in the Florida wilderness. Directions to Interpretive Pavillion: After entering the park turn right at the fork towards the springs. Park and walk to the pavillion between the bathrooms and concession.

Wekiwa Springs - 1st Sunday Hike (Wildflower Hike)

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Meet Noreen at the Sand Lake Parking Area for a hike to see the wildflowers in bloom around Sand Lake and connecting trails. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes (no sandals please). Bring plenty of water and a snack. Also, it is bug and tick season, so make sure to wear bug spray. I do keep some on me, but it's always good to coat yourself before we get started. If you have any medical concerns we should know about please let us know before we hike. That way we know how to help you in case of an emergency. Directions to Sand Lake: After entering the park turn left at the fork (right goes to the springs), and follow the road all the way to the end. You will see a parking area there. There's also a building on your right, those are the restrooms for Sand Lake.

Kids Story Time

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Meet Debbie at The Interpretive Pavilion for kids story time at Wekiwa Springs! Directions to Interpretive Pavillion: After entering the park turn right at the fork towards the springs. Park and walk to the pavillion between the bathrooms and concession.

Past events (46)

Discovery Hour - Florida Critters

Wekiwa Springs State Park

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