Wekiwa is a Creek-Seminole word that means “flowing water.” When you see State Park signage and the website, you will see The Wekiwa Springs spelled with a W. Still, the communities around the spring are spelled Wekiva, which was the alternative spelling the area developers used. In summary, there is still a low-key debate about how the Wekiwa (Wekiva) is spelled. But I will give you my humble opinion. Wekiwa is the original word (proper spelling), and Wekiva is the brand.
What’s so special about The Wekiwa Springs & Wekiva Island?
You won’t find it unique if you do not like water, fun, and adventure.
This National Park (Treasure) is one of many natural springs throughout Florida. I have been to this spring countless times, and it’s always a fun time. You can come with Friends, Family or on a date. It’s like this places guarantees FUN.
Some of the things you can do in Wekiwa Island are rent canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards, and you can row your way to the spring source or go to another spring! The Rocks springs, for example, but it will take a long time for you to get there, FYI. You can Play Volley Ball, swim along the boardwalk, chill at Craft Beer & Wine Bar. Rent a Cabana which comes with a BBQ, and have a lovely time.
Things you must know when going to Wekiva Island:
The entry Fee last time I visited was $2 per person.
Parking is free if you get there early as the parking spots are.
If you are interested in renting kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards, arrive early. Otherwise, you run the risk of having to wait until someone has finished their ride.
My experience Rating:
Here is The Wekiva Island address: 1014 Miami Springs Dr. Longwood, FL 32779
Quote: “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” -Amelia Earhart