July 7, 2003
The air temperature was about 55 F, a little too cold for us too swim, but we saw a number of people in the water. The water was very clear. The people turned out to be park rangers who were catching South American catfish who had no business being in Wekiwa Springs and upsetting the delicate natural balance. We came upon a whole canoe load of these moaning, bleeding, slapping catfish--it was rather creepy. The apparent destination was in the far reaches of the park to be used as bear food.
We did not see any bears or much other wildlife and were pleased not to be attacked by hordes of insects. We wandered down a few of the marked trails and did run into a few other people doing the same. I believe it would be a very nice spot for campers.
From journal Silver Lake Resort