Florida summers are the time for heading to the beach, outdoor fun, and keeping cool! However, if you want to spend your time outdoors and experience an adventure, here are some spots where you can have fun and cool off like a local at Wekiva Falls RV Resort.

One of the more popular spots is the Wekiva River, located at Wekiva Springs State Park. The spring is fed by three different resources: Rock Springs, Wekiva Springs, and the spring lagoon at Wekiva Falls.

The Wekiva River is one of Florida’s two National Wild and Scenic Rivers, with Rock Springs Run and Blackwater being two major tributaries for the river. Paddling down all three rivers is friendly to first-time paddlers. Those looking to paddle directly from the Wekiva River can rent kayaks or canoes at the Wekiva Springs State Park. Access is also available near Wekiva Island and Wekiva Falls RV Resort. Kayaks and canoe rentals are offered at both locations with an option to launch out on your very own boat for a fee.

If you’re interested in something a little more active, the Seminole-Wekiva Trail at the Wekiva River Basin is a 14-mile ride from Sanford south to Altamonte Springs. Hikers, off-road bicyclists, and equestrians can explore the thousands of acres built on an abandoned railroad bed. Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park are all accessible from State Road 46, west of Stanford. Rock Springs Run State Park offers 17 miles of trails for equestrians, but those without a horse can saddle up at Captain Jack’s Trail Rides by a barn on site. Twenty-five miles of open road and trails are available for bikers in the forest with twenty miles open for hikers in the Lower Wekiva River State Park.

The Wekiva River Basin has several public and private campgrounds, including Wekiva State Park, Kelly Park/Rock Spring, and Wekiva Falls. RV and tent accommodations are offered at all locations, with Wekiva Falls providing almost 800 sites.

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