AAA Editor Notes
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, on US 19 at jct. SR 50, is built around a spring that flows at a rate of 170 million gallons a day and maintains a temperature of 74 F. “Mermaids” perform in an underwater theater, and a riverboat cruise explores the flora and fauna of a typical Florida ecosystem. Animal shows focus on birds and reptiles. A natural spring on the Weeki Wachee River feeds Buccaneer Bay, which features a white-sand beach; a flume ride and lazy river are open seasonally. Rental canoes and kayaks are available.Picnicking is permitted only at Buccaneer Bay.Guided tours are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.