Warm Mineral Springs

Overview

Warm Mineral Springs is the only publicly accessible hot spring in Florida. The warm water comes from the Earth's hot core. It is not volcanic like other hot springs. The mineral-rich water is said to have health benefits, and there is a spa on-site.

Warm Mineral Springs Guide

Warm Mineral Springs

Warm Mineral Springs Details

Warm Mineral Spring is a large, water-filled sinkhole.

The spring is surrounded by a grassy lawn and palm trees, including a few shade trees. There are chairs and picnic tables available for use.

Warm Mineral spring is large. It measures 252 ft (76.8 m) north to south and 315 ft (96 m) east to west.

There is no spring boil on the water surface. Very little aquatic vegetation or algae live in the spring.

A small, gentle spring run exits from the west side and flows southwest into the Myakka River, approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away.

The bottom of the pool slopes gently to a depth of 17 ft (5.2 m) at about 40 ft (12.2 m) from the shore, before plunging to more than 230 feet deep (70m).

A rope on the water surface marks deepest section of the spring.

In the center of the spring there is a 100 ft. tall pile of debris, from when the sinkhole roof collapsed. The debris pile is shaped like a cone, and contains many ancient artifacts and extinct animal fossils.

There is an extensive underwater cave system which has been explored and mapped, including the hot spring vent which warms the spring water.

Water Temperature

The water in Warm Mineral Springs is a constant 87 degrees F year-round.

The warm water comes from deep underground, where it’s warmed by the Earth’s geothermal heat and pressure.

Unlike other popular hot springs, the water in Warm Mineral Springs is not heated by magma or volcanic activity.

Water Clarity

The water clarity in Warm Mineral Springs varies. It is generally yellow-greenish and slightly murky.

Mineral Content

The water contains dozens of minerals, and contains one of the highest mineral concentrations in the entire world. Many people believe that the water has health benefits.

Visitors should be aware that the minerals, especially sulfur, will likely leave a smell on skin and bathing suit material. The mineral water can also tarnish jewelry.

Nearby City

Sarasota

Contact Information

Phone: (941) 426-1692

Visit the official website for the most recent updates.

Location

27°03’35.65”N 82°15’35.83”W
Address: 12200 San Servando Ave, North Port, FL 34287

Directions

Warm Mineral Spring is located in the town of North Port, Florida.

From the River Road exit on I-75:

  • Travel 5.7 miles (9.2 km) southeast to the intersection of US 41 and River Road west of North Port.
  • Turn northeast (left) on US 41 and travel 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to Ortiz Road.
  • Turn north (left) on Ortiz and go 1.0 mile (1.6 km) to Warm Mineral Springs.

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