Hiking the trails of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is the best way to explore this exciting and historic park.
The Florida Trail Western Corridor follows the Withlacoochee River, passing near the town of Spring Hill near Weekie Watchee State Park. Venture out from your Weeki Wachee Springs State Park cabins and join the trail to experience the haunting beauty of Cypress lakes and the lazy winding river.
This 11,206-acre preserve is just a short drive down State Road 19 from Weekie Watchee. Hikers encounter dense hardwood swamps, freshwater, and saltwater marshes, and sandhills covered with pines. Nearby Spring Hill is a perfect base for your hiking adventure, with several choices of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park hotels.
Weekie Watchee State Park is all about the water, so consider combining a short hike with a paddling adventure on the Weekie Watchee River. Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board from park facilities and step out of your Weeki Wachee Springs State Park cabins to head out on the clear tranquil water.
Take the family to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for a getaway they'll never forget.
A must-see when you visit this iconic Florida attraction is the Mermaid Show. There's a regular performance of underwater feats that made the attraction famous, such as eating and drinking underwater. This show provides information about the history of the park and technical aspects of the performance.
Children and adults alike can spend a day in and on the water, enjoying the exhilarating log flume rides or a relaxing tube float down the river. For the little ones, check out Lil’ Mates Caribbean Cove, a safe water play area for kids six and under. You can bring a picnic lunch and eat in the shade of the many pavilions, or purchase snacks there.
Did you know that Spanish moss is actually related to the pineapple plant? This is the kind of botanical information you'll get from your experienced river boat captain and guide. This 25-minute trip down the river may show nesting bald eagles, mullet, cooter turtles, blue heron, wild turkey, and deer.