Watching Wildlife in the Wekiva River Basin” by Deborah Green. Softcover Guidebook. Sabal Press. Longwood, Fla.

River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida’s St. Johns River” by Bill Belleville. Chronological narrative of the entire river system via creative non-fiction. University of Georgia Press. Hardback. 2000 with subsequent soft cover reprints. (Chapter segments on the Wekiva River.)

Along the Wekiva River” by Jim Robinson & Bill Belleville. Archival photo history of the Wekiva River system as part of the “Images of America” series. 2009. Arcadia Press.

Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost and Found in the State of Dreams” by Bill Belleville. 42 narrative style essays, including many about the greater Wekiva River basin via creative non-fiction. University Press of Florida. Hardback. Publication Date: Jan-Feb. 2011.

Other self-published guide books can be cited for trails, paddling and for other activities within the Wekiva River Basin. This includes an earlier guidebook published by the “Wekiva River Writers” on behalf of the Friends of the Wekiva River.

Download PDF: “Along the Wekiva River” by Jim Robinson

The Wekiva Promise

The Promise of the Wekiva, is a magazine created in partnership with the Rotary Club of South Seminole County, which is designed to inform its readers of the Wekiva River Promise program’s mission to encourage awareness of the ecological value of the Wekiva River Basin and encourage personal stewardship through individual actions. The magazine asks that individuals make a promise to protect the river.

Discover the Wekiva Wild & Scenic River

The Wekiva River system is a nationally treasured landscape and outstanding scenic resource that offers many opportunities to experience a unique part of natural Florida. Please help us to enjoy and protect this resource with our local “Paddle Wekiva” guide to canoeing and kayaking opportunities all along our beautiful river system.

Wekiva River Management Plan

The Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Management Plan serves as the basis for protecting a designated river’s values to ensure the river will be protected in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy. The Management Plan was developed by the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee (AMC) in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS) to fulfill this enabling legislation requirement. Originally created in 2012, the plan was given a comprehensive update in 2023.

Help Us Protect The Wekiva River

River Ambassadors fill critical roles on behalf of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Management Advisory Committee, providing essential visitor services and supporting an “on the water” stewardship program. These vounteer positions include:

  • Education & Outreach
  • River Patrol
  • Promotion of Stewardship
  • Resource Management