The beautiful, wild, and scenic Wekiva River winds sixteen miles from Wekiva Springs to the St. Johns River. A Protected Florida Waterway, the Wekiva is virtually unspoiled and is a popular canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding spot. It is located within Orange, Seminole, and Lake counties. Paddlers are likely to see gators, otters, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and black bears. Seminole and Timacuan Indians lived along the river for some 7,500 years.