Springs In Central Florida

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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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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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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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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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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