Alexander Springs is known for its large basin, which is approximately 300 ft. wide and supplies about 70 million gallons of water every day. Find out things to do in Alexander Springs and more here!
COME EXPLORE FLORIDA'S NATURAL SPRINGS
If you’re looking to spend some quality time with nature, the springs in Florida are the way to go. The springs of Florida are popular destinations because of their inviting clarity, diverse ecosystems, and wealth of recreational options.
Springs in Florida can be found all over the state, ranging in size from tiny ponds to rolling rivers. Find a spring that’s perfect for you, whether you want to swim, snorkel, kayak, or just lounge on the shore.
The springs of Florida are not only great places to swim, but also serve as critical ecosystems for a wide range of plant and animal life. Florida’s springs are a haven for a wide variety of animals, from manatees to alligators.
The springs of Florida are a sight to behold, we hope this site will help you make plans to visit any of our beautiful springs.
We advocate for conservation and ask that as you visit any spring to leave behind nothing but footsteps.
PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE SPRINGS IN FLORIDA
Central Florida Springs
Blue Spring is known for its manatee migration that runs in the winter months. Back in 1970, researchers were able to track at least 14 manatees within the run. From scuba to hiking, discover all the things to do in Blue Springs, Florida!
De Leon Springs has been utilized since the early 1800s, serving as a sugar mill and powered by the strong water flow. Discover the boat tours, fishing, bird watching and more things to do in De Leon Springs!
The Rainbow Springs formation is the 4th largest in the state and on the daily produces 490 million gallons of water. Its waters flow to the Withlacoochee River and is known for its beautiful blue and jade green waters. Find out things to do in Rainbow Springs here!
Rock Springs puts out 26,000 gallons of water a minute! Located about 45 minutes from Orlando in Central Florida, the headspring flows about eight miles towards Wekiva. Tube and swim in Kelly Park and book a kayak and canoe in the spring run down the road via Kings Landing.
While the river’s shoreline is mostly natural, the headsprings area contains a small marina with a public boat ramp. The Chassahowitzka is made up of a few different springs, including Seven Sisters and the Crack. Book your adventure on a clear kayak online today!
Crystal River, also known as Three Sisters Springs, consists of three main springs. Manatee season takes place from December to March and the waterway is available for exploring during the off season from April 1st – November 14th. Book your boating, swimming, or snorkel trip in the 72 degrees waters!
Weeki Wachee was named by the Seminole Indians and translates to “Winding River.” Over 117 million gallons of water is produced daily with a temperature of 74 degrees. This waterway has one of the deepest freshwater cave systems in the country. Book your clear kayak in Weeki Wachee today!
North Florida Springs
Branford Springs is a circular spring, resembling a pool with depths over 10 ft. and a width of 80 ft. Dive in for a snorkeling excursion, boat tour, or swimming adventure. Book online!
Cow Spring is known for their beautiful cave system. In order to dive and explore the area, you must be a member of the NSS/CDS. Book your chance to explore several hundred feet of cave diving in Florida!
Cypress Springs is a natural spring just off the Intercoastal Waterway that generates almost 65 million gallons of water a day and remains 70 degrees all year long. Find out all the things to do in Cypress Springs!
The state park itself is 2,269 acres and has an abundance of wildlife – so be on the look out! It also features 8 major springs, with the upper portion of the park being a National Natural Landmark.
Lafayette Blue Springs became a state park in 2005 and is about 702 acres of pure beauty. The spring itself has two springs that are connected by a land bridge. Discover horseback riding, bird watching and more in Lafayette Blue Springs!
Merritt’s Mill Pond is a gorgeous 202 acre spring-fed body of water. There are six springs within Merrit’s Mill pond that can be explored. Within Blue Springs is a large cave with great water clarity that makes it a treat to explore. Book your clear water kayak online!
The springs within Econfina Creek produce some of the most blue waters people have ever seen. In fact, Pitt Springs is one of the most popular among the 11 found within Econfina for recreation.
Silver Springs became a popular tourist attraction back in 1820s. In the late 1870s, a gentleman named Phillip Morrell added a piece of glass to the bottom of his rowboat and created magic for years to come. Book your clear kayak in Silver Springs today!
Merritt’s Mill Pond is a gorgeous 202 acre spring-fed body of water. Located only about 45 minutes from Tallahassee, FL this springs location is certainly one of the prettiest in the state. There are six springs within Merritt’s Mill Pond that can be explored.
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