Florida’s fourth largest spring, Rainbow Springs is located in Dunnellon, Florida. Rainbow Springs is one of Florida’s most breathtaking springs due to not only it’s crystal clear spring, but also it’s trickling waterfalls located throughout out the park.
Covering over 2,600 acres, Blue Springs is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and certified scuba divers. Located right on the St. John’s river, canoeing, fishing, and boating can also be enjoyed!
Right along the headwaters of the Wekiva River, a tributary of the St. Johns River, is Wekiwa Springs. Just about one hour out of Orlando, Wekiwa Springs is perfect for relaxing in the sun, taking a dip in the spring, hiking, kayaking or even horseback riding.
Marion County is home to one of the largest artesian spring formations on the planet, Silver Springs. By producing 500 million gallons of crystal clear water daily, Silver Springs was named a National Natural Landmark back in 1971.
Between Ocala and Ormond Beach you can find Juniper Springs. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, Juniper Springs is riddled with trails and campsites that are shaded by a beautiful canopy of oaks and palm trees.
Troy Spring State Park
Near Branford, Florida, Troy Spring State Park is home to a freshwater spring that flows into the Suwannee River. Offering hiking trails, swimming, and even snorkeling opportunities to explore the underwater remains of the Madison, a sunken Civil War era steamboat!
Part of the Ocala National Forest, Salt Springs is another gem amongst great Florida springs to visit. This spring gets its name from its water, which contains potassium, magnesium, and sodium salts that give it a salinity unlike any other natural spring.
De Leon Springs State Park
De Leon Springs State Park is named after Ponce De Leon, who is believed to have visited this particular spring. This 625 acre state park features an antique sugar mill that is now a restaurant and a spring that produces 19 million gallons of 72 degree water daily!
Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Alexander Springs is a crystal clear turquoise oasis that is perfect for spending a hot summer day at. Within the park visitors can fish, swim, canoe and even scuba dive, as it is the only spring in the Ocala National Forest where scuba diving is permitted.
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