When combined with neighboring St. Johns Water Management District (SJWMD) lands, the Sanctuary helps protect the 2,500-acre "point" formed by the confluence of the Wekiva and Little Wekiva rivers.
The Sanctuary’s 3.5-mile hiking and biking trail is well-suited to wildlife viewing and is lined by wetlands on both sides. Deer, otter, Wild Turkey and Limpkins are common sightings here, as are most of Florida’s common wading birds. Black bears also use the property, so keep your eyes peeled for bear scat and footprints! These shy animals are rarely seen, except by the luckiest of visitors.
Hours: Dawn to dusk, 365 days per year.
Directions: From the intersection if I-4 and SR 434 NE of Orlando, drive west on SR 434. Turn right on Wekiva Springs Rd and continue to the first stoplight, Sabal Palm Drive. Turn right and follow Sabal Palm Drive ¾ mi. to Wilderness Drive. Turn right and proceed to parking area and trailhead at the end of the road.
For more info: call (407) 539-5700 or email us.