This is a devastating fire. It WAS ELECTRICAL. The fire and arson inspectors have already made their determination and ruled it electrical and determined it's point of origin. ONLY THE BAR/CONCESSION building burned (which is a lot) but NOT THE CABANAS or the BOATS or the CLASSROOM! We will reopen for business tomorrow! So you may absolutely show your support by coming down and purchasing a drink, renting a canoe or buy one of the few t-shirts that were not stored in the concession building.Weinaug also share video footage of the aftermath of the fire, which you can watch below. Wekiva Island is a perennial Best of Orlando winner. It was voted Best Place to canoe/kayak/paddleboard in our Best of Orlando 2013 Readers Poll. In 2012, we voted it Best Place to make you really feel like you're in Florida. In 2011, we named it Best endangered drinking spot. It's also home to the annual Wekiva Paint Out.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.