Rock Springs Run State Reserve

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Rock Springs Run State Reserve
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Rock Springs Run State Reserve
Map showing the location of Rock Springs Run State Reserve
Location Lake County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Sorrento, Florida
Coordinates 28°42′54″N 81°27′00″W / 28.71500°N 81.45000°W / 28.71500; -81.45000Coordinates: 28°42′54″N 81°27′00″W / 28.71500°N 81.45000°W / 28.71500; -81.45000
Area 14,000 acres (5,700 ha)
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Rock Springs Run State Reserve is a 14,000-acre (5,700 ha) State Park in the U.S. state of Florida, located about 30 miles (48 km) north of Orlando in Sorrento, 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the Wekiva River bridge on State Road 46. The park contains a number of Indian mounds, pine flatwoods, swamps and artesian springs, and a number of creeks and rivers. Among them are Seminole Creek, Wekiwa Springs Run, Rock Springs Run, the Wekiva River.

Activities include bicycling, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are Florida black bear, Florida scrub jay, sandhill crane, indigo snake, gopher tortoise. Amenities include a canoe and kayak, rentals, swimming, tubing, about 17 miles (27 km) of trails, access to the Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River, primitive canoe and equestrian camping facilities. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. year round.

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