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Visit Rock Springs Run Reserve 

The great outdoors awaits! You and your family are always looking for a new adventure and have heard great things about Rock Springs Run Reserve. 

But with so many things to do in Orlando, you just haven’t found the time to visit this 14,000-acre park yet. Well, now’s the perfect time to plan your visit to this incredible place. 

From its equestrian-friendly trails to various camping options, you know that every member of your family will love spending some time here. 

If you’re ready to plan your visit to Rock Springs Run Reserve, keep reading. Below we’ll cover things to do at this state park, as well as the park’s location, fees, and hours. 

Let’s dive in!

Things to Do at Rock Springs Run Reserve 

If you have a particularly active family, there’s no shortage of ways to get some energy out at Rock Springs Run Reserve. The park has 17 miles of trails that are open for hiking, biking, and running. 

And the best part? Some of these trails are also open to horseback riding — you don’t even need to own your own horse! In partnership with Florida Horse Riding, this park offers horseback riding outings. This company has horses that make riding accessible to people of all experience levels, from beginners to experts. 

Horseback riding is available every day of the year; however, reservations are highly recommended due to the popularity of this attraction. You can book an excursion in advance for the specific time interval you’d like, ranging in length from one to three hours. The trail starts in the sandpine scrubs and meanders throughout other ecosystems in the park, including pine forests and a hardwood swamp. 

In addition to horseback riding, hiking, and biking, individuals can hunt in some areas of the park. Hunting is possible on select weekends from September through January. Throughout hunting season, certain trails within the park are closed to help keep everyone safe.  

Stay at the Park

There’s no better way to connect with the natural world than by getting back to the basics with some camping. Rock Springs Run Reserve offers several camping options, including primitive campgrounds that are accessible only by boat! 

These primitive campsites offer a great opportunity to have a truly rustic and unique camping experience. These sites can host up to 10 people each and reservations are required. You can check availability and reserve a site by contacting the neighboring Wekiwa Springs State Park at 407-553-4383.

And don’t think you need to own your own canoe or kayak to participate in this awesome camping experience. Wekiwa Spring States Park provides kayak and canoe rentals for visitors, making these sites accessible to anyone with a sense of adventure. 

In addition to these remote sites, equestrians will enjoy the fact that there are horse-friendly campgrounds available at the Rock Springs Run Reserve as well. Plan for an entire weekend away that allows you, your family, and your horse companions to explore every nook and cranny of the park. 

Of course, not everyone will enjoy these more rustic experiences. Fortunately, the park also offers a resort-style rental cabin (the Hammock House on the Wekiwa River) that has three beds and baths, a billiards room, a hammock, canoes, and even stables for your horses. What better place to host a family gathering? 

Individuals interested in renting the Hammock House can check availability and make reservations by 352-266-9326. 

Hours, Location, and Price to Enter Rock Springs Run Reserve 

With so much to do, we bet you’re ready to head on over to Rock Springs Run Reserve as soon as possible. And fortunately, there’s no need to “reign” in your excitement because the park is open every single day of the year. Individuals who are planning a day trip can arrive starting at 8AM and should plan to leave by 6PM, when the park closes for the day. 

The cost to enter the park is an affordable $3 per vehicle. Plan to spend some additional money if you want to enjoy activities like camping, kayak/canoe rentals, or horseback riding. Horseback riding packages vary depending on the length of time you want to “rent” a horse, ranging from $60 for an hour to $80 for two hours. 

The park is located north of Orlando by about 40 minutes in a car. You can find the park by typing the address below into your GPS: 

30601 County Road 433

Sorrento, Florida 32776

Conclusion 

From horseback riding to hiking or hunting, there’s no shortage of fun activities at Rock Springs Run Reserve. Whether you’re ready to go horseback riding for a few hours or want to plan an entire weekend getaway, this park is a great place to visit for anyone who loves to get out and about in the great outdoors.