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Rock Springs Run State Park

Sorrento, Florida

Contact Information
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, 32712
(407) 884-2008

Driving Directions
Rock Springs Run State Reserve is located in Sorrento, approximately 30 miles north of Orlando. From Interstate 4, take Exit 101C and travel west on State Road 46 for approximately ten miles to the park entrance located at the beginning of County Road 433. The park entrance is approximately 3 miles west of the Wekiva River bridge on State Road 46.

Hours of Operation

Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. Rock Springs Run State Reserve closes at 6:00 p.m. every day. 

Rock Springs Run State Reserve is approximately 14,000 acres of a variety of plant communities typically found throughout Central Florida's landscape. The reserve is located approximately 30 miles north of Orlando and easily located off of I-4 at exit 51; then follow SR 46 west for almost 10 miles. The property was purchased in March 1983 for habitat preservation, for watershed protection and to provide recreational opportunities in the Central Florida area. Additional purchases in 1991 and 1995 have formed a vast wilderness in Orange and Lake Counties.

Attention Visitors:
There is no swimming at Rock Springs Run State Reserve.

Park Fees
The Honor entrance fee is $2.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist. Fees should be paid at the entrance station at the park's entrance. Primitive equestrian camping fees can be obtained by calling (407) 884-2008.

Park Activities

Primitive Camping, Horse Trails and Horse Camping, and Nature Trails

Horse Trails
Rock Springs Run State Reserve offers a nine (9) mile loop trail which takes the rider through a variety of plant communities. The trail begins in the desert-like sandpine scrub community, home to many species of lizards and snakes, the beautiful Florida scrub jay and the gopher tortoise. The scrub serves as a favorite feeding place for the Florida black bear each fall, when the oaks are full of acorns. The trail continues through many acres of pine flatwoods and on to the hardwood swamp that borders Rock Springs Run. Riders may view the beautiful tannic-colored water of Rock Springs Run by tying their horses to the hitching post and walking to the west bank. Keep an eye out for the red-shouldered hawks that live in the floodplain forest. Florida black bear use the reserve year round. However, bears are shy and you will see their footprints more frequently than the bears themselves. Remember that all plants and animals are protected and collecting is prohibited.

Please keep your horse on the designated horse trail. The trail was designed to provide a stable terrain for horses. We prefer that horses walk through the reserve and not be allowed to run, and that groups of riders be kept to no more than seven (7) at a time. Please be courteous to hikers, joggers and others using the Reserve. Proof of negative Coggins test is required.

The trail may be closed temporarily on days when the reserve staff are conducting prescribed burns. The reserve is closed to equestrians during the nine weekends of special hunts each fall. Be sure to bring sufficient water for yourself, especially in the summer months. Thank you for cooperation and have a wonderful ride. Primitive Horse Camping is also available. Call the Park at 407-884-2008 if you have any questions or need further information.