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Little Wekiva River
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Orange and Seminole
Cities Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Florida
City Longwood, Florida
Physical characteristics
Main source Lake Lawne
Orlando, Florida
2nd source Spring Lake
Altamonte Springs, Florida
River mouth Confluence with Wekiva River
Longwood, Florida
Length 15 mi (24 km)
Basin features
Basin size 42 sq mi (110 km2)
  • Left:
    Starbuck Spring Run
  • Right:
    Spring Lake Run, Sanlando Springs Run, Palm Springs Run, Ginger Ale Springs Run, Pegasus Springs Run
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The Little Wekiva River is a stream in Greater Orlando area of Florida in the United States. The 15-mile (24 km) long, northward flowing stream is a tributary of the Wekiva River, which later joins the St. Johns River, the longest river in the state of Florida. The Little Wekiva drainage basin is about 42 square miles (110 km2) located in the urbanized area north and west of Downtown Orlando.


Little Wekiva is part of the middle basin of the St. Johns River. The St. Johns River Water Management District place the headwater of the creek at Lake Lawne, about 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of downtown Orlando. The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), though, list the source of the river at Spring Lake, an 84-acre (34 ha) spring-fed lake in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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