Tour the Silver River and the world's largest artesian spring formation in glass bottom boats; enjoy close encounters with exotic animals from six continents on the jungle cruise; journey back to Florida as it was thousands of years ago on the Lost River voyage; come face-to-face with sixteen feet and nearly two thousand pounds of pure crocodile; put a smile on the children's faces with a visit to the petting zoo.
Air Boat Tours
Discover family fun exploring the Withlacoochee River Wilderness, home of giant wild alligators, wild boar, wild cats, ospreys, eagles, otters, deer and a multitude of other exotic wildlife in their unspoiled natural paradise.
Lake Okahumpka Park
Location 6085 E. SR 44 Wildwood, FL 33785
1+ mile paved bike / fitness trail
2 lane boat ramp
2 horseshoe pits
9 hole frisbee golf course
Mountain bike trail
4 pet stations
28 picnic tables
3 picnic pavilions
2 volleyball courts
The surface area of the lake is approximately 670 acres.
Orlando Attractions - An Easy Day Trip
Orlando attractions are an easy day trip from Wildwood. Just a one hour drive gets you to the Magic of Disney, Sea World, and Universal Studios. Witness the leaping, splashing, sliding out and bowing of killer whales. Masters of the ocean, the bottlenose dolphins sail through the air with grace and power. Observe sharks, moray eels, barracuda, sea lions, manatees, and many other animals and birds at Seaworld Orlando. Take in the newest park, Legoland, a perfect place for little campers.
Some of the best farmers markets in the state can be found in and around Wildwood. Fresh produce, eggs and breads are sold at the Saturday market. If the line for the bread in the tent seems long, it’s worth the up to 15 minute or longer wait to purchase fresh baked bread and pastries.
The Villages is few miles away and within this vibrant community is an abundance of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Fish the Many Lakes of Central Florida
Numerous lakes provide the perfect fishing opportunities for anglers. Once you drop a line in the water and experience any of our old Florida style fishing holes, we'll have you hook, line and sinker.
Weeki Wachee Springs
For years, the beautiful mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs have captivated audiences with their legendary performances in the world's only underwater spring theater. Marvel at the free-flying eagles and owls in the Birds-Of-Prey Show. You'll discover the unspoiled beauty of Florida on the Wilderness River Cruise and share a laugh with our colorful macaws at the Exotic Bird Show. Children will enjoy the Animal Forest Petting Zoo!
Kennedy Space Center
Your Orlando vacation is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 45 minutes from popular Orlando attractions and theme parks is NASA's launch headquarters - the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an Astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.
Nearby Homosassa Springs
A showcase for native Florida wildlife, this park offers visitors a rare opportunity to observe animals, birds and plants in their natural setting. Fascinating educational programs are offered daily on West Indian manatees, alligators, crocodiles, Florida snakes and other wildlife. A huge spring, from which millions of gallons of fresh clear water bubbles every hour, is the centerpiece of this one hundred sixty-six acre park and is the headwater of the Homosassa River.