Little Wekiva River - 8 Mile Downstream Paddle
The Little Wekiva River is an 8-mile paddle from the north end of Wekiva State Park to the south end of Wekiva State Park. This paddle offers a variety of wildlife and plant life and a chance to explore the lesser-known parts of the park. The trip begins at the north end of Wekiva State Park, where you will launch your kayak or canoe. From there, you will paddle downstream, taking in the river's sights, sounds, and smells. You will likely spot an array of birds, turtles, and fish along the way. You may also come across some of the park's resident alligators and an occasional river otter. As you make your way downstream, you will pass through various habitats, including cypress swamps, sandhills, and hardwood swamps. As you reach the end of your journey, you will pass a series of springs, including the largest and deepest spring in the park, Wekiwa Springs. After a relaxing paddle, you will reach the south end of Wekiva State Park, where you will end your journey.