Springs in Florida

Where to find freshwater springs in Florida, beauty spots for swimming, snorkeling, and (sometimes) SCUBA diving.

Blue Spring State Park

Manatees in Blue Spring Run

Blue Spring State Park is well acclaimed for being the best place in Florida to see manatees in the wild, and we don’t mean a dozen or two. Upwards of 200 crowd spring run each winter.

De Leon Springs State Park

DeLeon Springs State Park

Grab a spatula and start flipping pancakes! Once a Florida roadside attraction, De Leon Springs State Park still draws big crowds for its unique make-your-own-pancake restaurant with griddle top tables, set inside a historic sugar mill.

Fanning Springs State Park

Fanning Springs

One of the Suwannee River’s largest swimming holes is the clear, cool reflecting pool of Fanning Springs, located along the edge of its namesake town.

Gemini Springs Park

Spring run at Gemini Springs

With up to 5 miles of gentle woodland paths and paved trails, playgrounds, picnic area, paddling trail and a dog park, Gemini Springs Park is a popular, well-connected getaway.

Green Springs Park

Green Springs

At Green Springs Park, the shady trails are short but well-groomed, with options for all abilities. It’s an excellent destination for families to enjoy, with connectivity to two major bike trails.

Hart Springs

Hart Springs

A beauty spot along the Suwannee River north of Fanning Springs, Hart Springs offers swimming, hiking, camping, and cave diving in a rural setting near Trenton.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Clear waters of Ichetucknee Springs Run

A swimming hole as a work of natural art, the deep gash in the earth that is Ichetucknee Spring glows an unearthly robin’s-egg blue, cradled in a limestone bowl within a leafy glen.

Juniper Creek Nature Trail

Juniper Creek Nature Trail

Experience crystalline waters emerging from the midst of the world’s largest scrub forest along the Juniper Creek Nature Trail in the Ocala National Forest.