Springs Near Gainesville

Seven Sisters Spring Underwater Cave
Branford

Seven Sisters Spring

Seven Sisters Spring is one of the best springs in Florida, and one of the most beautiful. Seven Sisters Spring is part of the Chassahowitzka Springs Group, and is located on the Chassahowitzka River. Seven Sisters Spring is popular for many activities, including swimming, snorkeling, manatee viewing, kayaking, and canoeing.

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Little River Spring in O'Brien, Florida
Branford

Little River Springs

Little River Springs is a popular natural spring in north west Florida. It is located off of the Suwannee River in O’Brien, Florida. Little River Springs is a popular destination for swimming, cave diving, picnicking and more.

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Royal Springs
Branford

Royal Springs

Royal Springs is a popular spring and swimming hole in Suwannee County, Florida. Royal Springs is set inside a Suwannee County park which covers approximately 5 acres. Royal Springs is a popular destination for swimming and scuba diving.

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Rainbow Springs State Park
Brooksville

Rainbow Springs

The Rainbow Springs Group is located approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north of Dunnellon and forms the headwaters of the Rainbow River. Rainbow Springs is protected by Rainbow Springs State Park.

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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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Hornsby Springs Blob at Camp Kulaqua
Gainesville

Hornsby Springs

Hornsby Spring was a beautiful 1st magnitude spring. Today it’s owned by a religious compound and is surrounded by private property. Hornsby Spring has been damaged by water pumping, and stopped flowing. It suffers from low aquifer levels and pollution. The spring was the site of important prehistoric archeological finds. Mammoth and mastodon fossils were found with stone tools and evidence of prehistoric human hunting.

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Eagles Nest Sinkhole
Brooksville

Eagle’s Nest Sinkhole

Eagle’s Nest Sinkhole is an expert-level cave diving site in west central Florida. It’s located inside the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The region is home to some of the world’s most impressive underwater cave systems.

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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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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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