Rock Springs Run State Reserve
Open: Open all year
About: Sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, swamps, and miles of pristine shoreline along Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River make this reserve a refuge of natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy bicycling, hiking, or horseback riding along 17 miles of trails. Guided trail rides and horse rentals are available. The trail may be closed temporarily on days when reserve staff is conducting prescribed burns. Each fall, areas of the reserve are closed to equestrians during weekends of special hunts. Primitive campsites on Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River are accessible by canoe only. Equestrian camping facilities are available. Campsites can be reserved by calling Wekiwa Springs State Park. Located in Sorrento off State Road 46. The reserve is open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily.
ATTENTION VISITORS: THERE IS NO SWIMMING AT ROCK SPRINGS RUN STATE RESERVE.
Primitive horse camping is available at Rock Springs Run State Reserve on a first-come, first served basis. Horse stalls, corrals and posts for tethers are available. Temporary fencing is not permitted. A restroom with showers is facility is available. Ground grills are provided and fires are only permitted in these grills. Tents are permitted and must be pitched in designated camping areas only. RV and trailer parking are on a first-come first-serve basis. Non-potable water is available for the horses and there are troughs in several locations. Proof of negative Coggins must be carried at all times.
At least one member of the camping party must be 18 years of age. Pack in all food, water and firewood and pack out all trash. The collection of fire wood is prohibited.
Reservations are required and can be made no more than 60 days in advance. An accurate count of campers and horses is required for all reservations. All reservations made by phone can be held with a Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express, or if paying by check, it must be received no later than 10 days from the date the reservations are made. Fees are dependent upon the ratio of campers to horses. For reservations and fee information, call (407) 884-2008.
Canoe Camping: Two primitive canoe campsites are accessible only by canoe or kayak. Indian Mound and Buffalo Tram are two beautiful campsites located on Rock Springs Run. Travel to either site can begin from any livery along the Wekiva River or inside Wekiwa Springs State Park. Please refer to the canoe travel times located in the Canoeing & Kayaking section on the Wekiwa Springs State Park Activities page and the Canoe Map for location information.
These campsites are primitive. Both sites have fire rings and can accommodate up to 10 people each. Pets are not permitted at these campsites. Campers are required to be at the primitive camp site at least two hours before park closing. Campers have no vehicle access to these sites.
Reservations are required and can be made no more than 60 days in advance. Call (407) 884-2009 to make reservations.
Canoes and kayaks can be rented inside Wekiwa Springs State Park or at other liveries along Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River. You can even plan trips to include other canoe sites located in Wekiwa Springs State Park. Further information on overnight canoe or kayak rentals, shuttles, or guided trips can be obtained at Nature Adventures or by calling (407) 884-4311.
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