Beginning just north of Kelly Park in Apopka, Rock Springs Run winds it way swiftly downstream to join the spring run flowing out of Wekiwa Springs State Park. The trail continues north approximately 15 miles to the St. Johns River. A mixture of swift and placid water offers a frequent change of pace. Traveling through sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, hammocks and swamps, paddlers can see a variety of wildlife, including river otters. Numerous islands, tributaries and lagoons provide opportunities for side trips and camping. Primitive camping by permit is available at some sites along the trail. Due to its natural qualities, the Wekiva River/Rock Springs Run is both a state-designated Florida paddling trail and a national wild and scenic river.