Freshwater Springs in Florida

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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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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Aerial View of Little Salt Springs in North Port, Florida
North Port

Little Salt Spring

Little Salt Spring is an ancient spring in southwest Florida. It’s a fascinating archeological site which traces back to the earliest human history. Little Salt Spring and Warm Mineral Springs are the only two known land-based hot spring vents in Florida.

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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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