April 20th, 2014

Nestled in the charming town of Apopka, Florida, Wekiwa Springs State Park offers a pristine getaway just a short drive from Orlando. Taking your Mini-T Campervan to this park opens up a world of exploration and relaxation, perfect for both seasoned campers and those new to the joys of RV travel.

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The Town of Apopka

Apopka, known as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World," is a town rich in history and natural beauty. Located in Orange County, Apopka has a storied past that dates back to its Native American roots. The town's name comes from the Seminole word “Ahapopka,” meaning "Potato eating place." Over the years, Apopka has grown from a small agricultural community into a vibrant town with a blend of suburban and rural charm.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Located at 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Wekiwa Springs State Park is a haven for nature lovers. The park spans approximately 7,000 acres, offering a variety of outdoor activities. The centerpiece of the park is the Wekiwa Springs, a crystal-clear spring that stays a refreshing 72 degrees year-round. Visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking in these inviting waters.


The park also boasts miles of scenic trails that wind through lush hammocks and sandhill uplands, perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Wildlife enthusiasts will find plenty to observe, from deer and turkeys to a variety of bird species.

Camping Opportunities

Wekiwa Springs State Park provides several camping options to suit every preference:

RV Camping: The park features 60 campsites equipped with electric and water hookups, picnic tables, and fire pits. These sites are spacious enough to accommodate your Mini-T Campervan comfortably. The campground is designed with small loops, ensuring that every site is close to the bathhouse for added convenience.

Tent Camping: If you prefer a more traditional camping experience, the park offers sites for tent camping as well. These sites are nestled among tall pines, providing a serene setting with plenty of shade.


Primitive Camping: For those seeking solitude, the park has primitive campsites accessible only by hiking or paddling. These sites offer a true back-to-nature experience, complete with fire pits and picnic tables.

Activities and Amenities

Wekiwa Springs State Park is a hub of recreational activities:

Water Activities: The clear waters of Wekiwa Springs are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Canoe and kayak rentals are available on-site, allowing you to explore the Wekiwa River at your leisure.

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Hiking and Biking: The park features over 25 miles of trails that vary in difficulty, catering to both casual walkers and avid hikers. Mountain biking and horseback riding are also popular activities, with designated trails for each.

Wildlife Viewing: The diverse habitats within the park support a wide range of wildlife. Bird watchers and nature photographers will find ample opportunities to capture the beauty of the local flora and fauna.

History of Wekiwa Springs

The history of Wekiwa Springs is as rich as its natural beauty. The area has been a popular destination since the mid-19th century, attracting visitors with its cool, clear waters and lush surroundings. The springs were once considered a "fountain of youth" by the indigenous people, and later became a health resort for wealthy tourists in the early 1900s. Today, Wekiwa Springs continues to draw visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature.

Exploring Apopka and Beyond

While Wekiwa Springs State Park is a destination in itself, the surrounding area of Apopka offers additional attractions. The town has several parks, historical sites, and local eateries worth exploring. For a taste of local history, visit the Museum of the Apopkans, which provides insights into the town's development and heritage.


Moreover, the proximity to Orlando means you can easily plan day trips to the city's famous attractions, including theme parks, shopping centers, and cultural venues.

Plan for fun

A trip to Wekiwa Springs State Park in your Mini-T Campervan is an ideal way to experience the natural beauty and recreational opportunities of Central Florida. Whether you're swimming in the crystal-clear springs, hiking through scenic trails, or simply relaxing at your campsite, the park offers a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. With the convenience and comfort of your Mini-T Campervan, you can enjoy all that Wekiwa Springs and the surrounding area have to offer.

Happy Camping!

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