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!
Over 700 naturally occurring springs may be found in Florida, which are created when water from subterranean aquifers rises to the surface. These springs are dispersed over the state, with concentrations in north and central Florida, and range in size and character.
Central Florida Springs
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Within the sinkhole of Blue Grotto, you’ll find great visibility and depths up to 100 ft. This waterway is a dive resort. Reserve a time to dive in Blue Grotto, Florida today!
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!
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!
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!
Juniper Springs consists of 3 vents within the basin. The spring forms a pool that is 135ft long and 80ft wide and consists of depths of about 16 ft.
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.
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!
Wekiva Springs consists of two larger vents and is home known for plentiful wildlife within the area.
North Florida Springs
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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!
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!
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!
Devil’s Den spring is a beautiful place to make a splash! Located just two hours north of Orlando, the underground spring has become a popular attraction for all. Plan your visit today!
Emerald Springs is located about 100 yards south from Gainer Springs, which is also on the Econfina Creek. Discover kayaking, snorkeling and more in the springs.
Fanning Springs is located along the Suwannee River and has been around for thousands of years. Check out the camping, scuba diving, boating and more!
Along with Gator Hole, Merritt’s Mill Pond has 6 beautiful springs to explore. Gator Hole is about 6ft deep and extends back 200 plus feet.
Ginnie Springs has amazing visibility and waters that remain 72 degrees all year long. Diving is permitted through Ginnie Springs, Devil’s Eye, and Devil’s Ear.
Green Cove Springs is named after the city it resides in. The waterway itself is surrounded by a concrete bowl and is facilitated to a pool which is only accessible for swimming.
Hart Springs consists of 3 small springs that all flow to the Suwannee River. Depths vary between 7 ft and 20 ft.
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!
The Suwannee county Parks and Rec department has made several improvements to the area and has become a fan favorite for guests.
Madison Blue Springs was voted the number 1 swimming hole in the country by USA Today. It’s about 82 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and merges with the river for a length of 150 feet.
These beautiful blue waters have been enjoyed for the last 10,000 years starting with the Paleo Indians.
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!
In 2004 the 161 acre park was purchased by the state and now operates as a park. The big draw to the park is the 250ft diameter spring pool which creates 48 million gallons a day.
This waterway is actually a sinkhole but it is open to the public for scuba diving and swimming.
The state park was renamed to Wes Skiles State park to honor the late world class explorer in 2010.
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.
This freshwater spring pumps 45 million gallons of water daily and is a perfect spot for your summer days.
The waterway was named in honor of Juan Ponce De Leon who led the Spanish expedition in search of the infamous ‘Fountain of Youth.’
Royal Springs has a great park area right under an oak tree which provides shade, but there are also covered picnic areas and grills available.
Running Springs is great for snorkeling and swimming. The first spring is a bit shallow but once it extends to the river, the depths become greater.
This pond has been around since 1866 when a dam was built – as two years went by the dam was sold and expanded to the size of the waterway you see today.
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!
Troy Springs was purchased by the state in 1995 and before that, you could only access it by boat or dirt roads.
Vortex Springs was founded by Doc and Ruth Dockery. The 500+ acre recreation area produces approximately 32 million gallons of fresh water daily.
Wacissa Springs is a major tributary to the Aucilla River and consists of at least 12 known springs.
Wakulla Springs is the deepest freshwater spring in the state of Florida and is operated and owned by the State.
Willford Springs is located in Econfina State Park and was often used by Native Americans for fishing and hunting. Explore the beautiful caves and more!
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.