Class I Wekiva River, FL

Katie's Landing to High Banks (Katie's Landing to High Banks Landing)

The Wekiva River Basin is a complex ecological system of rivers, springs, seepage areas, lakes, streams, sinkholes, wetland prairies, hardwood hammocks, pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub communities. Water quality is exhibited in two ways. Several streams are clear due to being spring-fed. Others are blackwater; blackwater streams receive most of their flow from precipitation resulting in annual rainy season over-bank flows. The Wekiva and its tributaries are in superb ecological condition. The basin is almost entirely within Florida State lands and supports many species of plant and animal life, some of which are endangered, threatened, or of special concern. Elevations range from sea level to about 35 feet above sea level. The climate is subtropical, with an average annual temperature of around 72 degrees. Mean annual rainfall over the Wekiva basin is 52 inches, most of which occurs during the June-October rainy season.

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 8.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager State, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/designated_paddle/Wekiva_guide.pdf