Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Department of Environmental Protection
 
* DEP Home * About DEP * Programs * Contact * Site Map * Search
MyFlorida.com  
Recreation at Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics

The Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve is a premier destination for anyone looking to get back to nature. The exceptional natural beauty and quality of the preserve's waters entice the novice and experienced nature lover alike. Recreational choices include not only water activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating and wildlife viewing, but also activities that can be enjoyed in the uplands adjacent to the aquatic preserve. Hiking, bird-watching, bicycling, horseback riding and geocaching are popular day uses. If you wish to stay longer, there are numerous places and ways to camp in and around the aquatic preserve under the stars on Hontoon Island, around a campfire with your horses, in the comfort of your own RV or an air-conditioned cabin at one of the state parks.

The Wekiva River and St. Johns basins are rich in history, from the days of woolly mammoths to the heyday of the citrus industry in the 1800s. Museums, old homes and historic sites await the curious. Guided pontoon boat cruises provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and afford a chance to experience both the local color and history of the area.

Access points to the Wekiva River and Middle St. Johns are located throughout the aquatic preserve.

Kayakers

Kayaking on the Wekiva River

 

 

Last updated: December 13, 2012

  3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 850-245-2094
Contact Us 
DEP Home | About DEP  | Contact Us | Search |  Site Map