ATTENTION: Due to scheduled renovations, the show park is currently CLOSED, but the swimming area and kayak rentals are open daily. Waterslides weekends only. Mermaid shows, river boat & wildlife program are scheduled to reopen June 15. Please continue to follow us for any changes to the date. Thank you in advance for your understanding. If you plan to visit this summer, sign up for potential closures due to capacity by texting the keyword, WEEKI, to 82149. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Weeki Wachee Springs

No. Tickets can only be purchased at the park upon arrival.

No. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park offers outdoor activities. Inclement weather can affect these activities with delays or closures. Please check the weather before visiting the park as you would if scheduling any outdoor activity.

Yes. Very often throughout the summer, the park does reach capacity. Once there are a certain number of visitors at any given time inside the park, Weeki Wachee will not permit anyone to enter until enough guests have left in order to safely reopen. This usually occurs every weekend, and often the parking lot is full before the park opens. Please schedule YOUR day accordingly. We recommend signing up for the park’s text alert system by texting the keyword, WEEKI, to 82149.

No. The mermaid show is part of the park itself. It is included in the regular admission to the park.

No. Weeki Wachee Springs Does not offer group or senior discounts.

No. All seating for the mermaid show and river boat ride are on a first-come basis.

Pets are not permitted inside the park. However, service animals as defined by the ADA are permitted. Emotional support animals are not recognized by the ADA as service animals. Thus, they are not permitted.


Buccaneer Bay

No. Cooking or grilling is not permitted inside the park. However, you are welcome to bring premade food.

No. Guests cannot bring alcohol inside the park. There is a concessionaire inside the park who does sell beer. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages.

No. Buccaneer Bay is seasonal. However, the swimming area is open year-round with the exception of the month of February. You can find the waterpark activities schedule at Buccaneer Bay

No. Group discounts are not offered at the park.

Once inclement weather is approaching, the park will cease operations of the waterslides, and require everyone to exit the water. This is for the safety of the guests and employees. Once the inclement weather has passed, activities will resume. Please note, the park does not offer refunds due to weather.

Yes. You are welcome to bring your own beach chair and umbrella. However, please see a lifeguard before setting up your umbrella, so that it does not impede the vision of the lifeguards and beach.

Only flotation devices for children to assist in swimming is permitted. Other tubes or flotation devices are not permitted.

No. All areas, including picnic tables are on a first-come basis.