Springs For Swimming

Treehouse Spring on the Santa Fe River
Gainesville

Treehouse Spring

Treehouse Spring is a spring near High Springs, Florida. It is an Outstanding Florida Spring. It was once a first magnitude spring but has had low flow in recent years. The water flow is low because the aquifer is allowed to be over-pumped. It is one of many popular springs along the Santa Fe River.

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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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Weeki Wachee Springs
Brooksville

Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs is a tourist trap in central Florida. It became a Florida state park in 2008. It’s west of Orlando and north of Tampa. The spring is famous for mermaid shows, a spring-fed water park and beautiful clear and blue water. For years Weeki Wachee was known as the deepest underwater cave system in the U.S. Many people dislike the development and wish the spring’s natural environment was better preserved.

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Volusia Blue Springs
Daytona Beach

Volusia Blue Springs

Volusia Blue Springs is one of the most beautiful, popular and unique springs in Florida. It’s set inside Blue Springs State Park. This spring offers on-site camping, cabin rentals, kayaking, hiking and manatee viewing.

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Panama City

Morrison Springs

Morrison springs is a beautiful park and spring in the Florida Panhandle. It’s owned by the State of Florida, but is operated by Walton County. Morrison Springs is a popular swimming hole for locals and visitors. It’s one of the most popular freshwater SCUBA diving sites in Florida.

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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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Gainesville

Ginnie Springs

Ginnie Springs is privately owned. It has a reputation for rowdy partying and trashy crowds, especially on holiday weekends. The springs are among the most beautiful in Florida, and it’s one of the most famous freshwater diving sites in the world.

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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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