The Weekiwachee Preserve is part of a regional system of conservation lands that extends up to Crystal River Buffer Preserve, preserving the southernmost coastal hardwood hammock in western Florida. As part of this large preserve, Aripeka Sandhills preserves important habitat communities such as dense hardwood swamps and pine-covered sandhills.
Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs Spring Hill, Florida. Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs is Florida's only spring fed waterpark. Here you'll find white sandy beaches, exciting high-speed body slides, flume rides, lazy river, tube ride and a beach volleyball court.
There are 7.49 miles from Spring Hill to Hernando Beach in west direction and 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) by car, following the US-19 route. Spring Hill and Hernando Beach are 22 minutes far apart, if you drive non-stop. This is the fastest route from Spring Hill, FL to Hernando Beach, FL.
Hospital Hole . Location: Hospital Hole (aka Fish Hospital) is in a sharp bend of the Weeki Wachee River 1,000 feet upstream from State Hwy 595 bridge. Description: For some unknown reason, this is one of my favorite dive sites. The hole itself is in the third bend south of Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee River.
The Gillett-Loyce Cemetery is named for David Gillett, the land owner, and the early nearby settlement, Loyce, in 1898. Mr. Gillett donated the one-acre site in memory of his dear wife, Rosa. Among those buried here are veterans if the War Between the States, the Spanish-American war and subsequent wars.
Located in the heart of Spring Hill, the Rotary Centennial Park Dog Park has three acres dedicated exclusively to your barking buddy. The park features separate fenced areas for small, large, and guide/therapy/shy dogs. Open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, the grounds are well-taken care of (with some parts grass or sand).
The world famous FLORA-BAMA will host a Movie Screening event for the 50th anniversary of its establishment, held on Monday, July 25th. The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation (VMPF) will receive 50% of the proceeds from the entry tickets sold at $10 each.
At 3.4 miles, turn left to continue following South Lake Road. The trail has now left the lakes and entered a fairly dry forest. The trail itself follows a wide, grassy road that is still very open and hot in summer. At 3.9 miles, South Lake Road ends at a paved road. This is Shoal Line Road, the second entrance to Weeki Wachee Preserve.
Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River.