Swimmers, Kayakers and Outdoor Enthusiasts Make a Splash at Wekiva Springs
Situated about 30 minutes from Mission Inn Resort, a coveted central Florida golf trip destination is a state park featuring a spring pool where millions of gallons of clear aquamarine waters erupt each day.
We know the saying that “still waters run deep.” But at this park, tumultuous waters can run deeper!
How to Get to Wekiva Springs, Central Florida
Home to a magnificent spring pool, Wekiva Springs is located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River about 45 minutes from Mission Inn. It joins Rock Spring to form the waters of the Wekiva River which is a tributary of the St. John’s River in Lake County. Wekiva Springs takes its name from the Creek or Muskogee word meaning “spring of water”.
The spring is part of Florida’s National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, created by the U.S. Congress to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational value and is one of hundreds of springs which form the Florida aquifer system. Each day about 45 million gallons of water erupts from two vents, the main one being a 35 foot fissure at a depth of 14 feet which creates an amazing boil. The water fills a large pool which has enticed visitors to paddle and splash about over the years. From there the water flows into a 60 foot wide spring run, an ideal waterway for kayak and canoe enthusiasts.
Plan Your Central Florida Getaway With a Mission Inn Resort Golf Package
With the great resort offers available, stay 2 nights Sunday through Thursday between now and May 31, 2017 and receive a $100 resort credit per person per stay.
With deluxe accommodations and a great credit to use anywhere on the Mission Inn property, your getaway can begin.
Your day of outdoor adventure starts at Mission Inn Resort in picturesque Howey-in-the-Hills. Surrounded by lush orange groves and sparkling Lake Harris, enjoy a brisk round of golf on the resort’s El Campeon, awarded #1 Top Florida Golf Course and #2 Top Course in the U.S. in 2015 by Golf Advisor or a rejuvenating hike along the eco adventure Trails of the Conquistadors.
Then make your way to the beautiful aquamarine waters, shortleaf pine, and meandering trails of Wekiva Springs. Pack a picnic and cool off in the spring pool. Or set off from the grassy launch area in a kayak or canoe and travel the rambling river. You can even paddle upstream here as the flow is slow enough. It all adds up to a great afternoon, and you can relax in the evening back at Mission Inn with a meal at any one of the award winning onsite restaurants.
Wekiva Springs is a worthwhile trek from Mission Inn Resort. It’s a Central Florida setting where beauty runs deep and rambles lead to reverie.