Springs For Hiking

The entrance to Three Sisters Spring via the Crystal River
Brooksville

Three Sisters Spring

Three Sisters Spring is a series of three natural springs in Crystal River, Florida. Three Sisters Spring is an important warm-water habitat for manatees, and is one of the only places where it is legal to swim with manatees. Three Sisters Spring is part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Salt Springs Recreation Area
Daytona Beach

Salt Springs

Salt Springs is a heavily developed spring inside Ocala National Forest. There is a shallow spring pool and a spring run. The pool has several vents and the spring water is rich with minerals. There is an on-site campground. The spring and campground are very popular and are sometimes crowded.

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Peacock Springs Pool and Stairs
Branford

Peacock Springs

Peacock Springs is one of the best sites for cave diving in Florida. It offers an amazingly complex cave system and some of the best, most affordable and high-quality cave diving in the world. It’s located inside Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park. The rural state park is more natural and is much less developed than other state parks in Florida.

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Concrete steps lead into the blue-green water of Poe Springs
Gainesville

Poe Springs

Poe Springs is a lovely spring near Gainesville and the town of High Springs. It’s set inside Poe Springs Park, which is a well-maintained county park with a variety of nice facilities. It’s set alongside the Santa Fe River and provides river access. Poe Springs is great for swimming, picnicking and families.

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Apopka

Rock Springs Kelly Park

Rock Springs is a hidden gem. It’s one of the best, most popular and beautiful springs in Florida. This spring is near Orlando so it makes a great day trip. The water in Rock Springs is crystal clear, and is filled with fascinating rock formations, including limestone caves and cliffs. Rock Springs is a popular spring for tubing, paddle boarding and more.

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Alexander Springs
Orlando

Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs one of the best springs in Florida. It’s also unique because it’s located inside Ocala National Forest. The spring’s water is beautiful, deep blue and incredibly clear.

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Gainesville

Ichetucknee Head Spring

Ichetucknee Head Spring is in the north part of Ichetucknee Springs State Park. It is one spring in a group of nine, which form the Ichetucknee Springs Group. After rising from deep underground, the water flows into the Ichetucknee River.

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