Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in Florida.
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Alexander Springs

There are only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and Alexander Springs is by far one of the easiest for visitors to enjoy. A broad and naturally ...

49525 County Road 445, Altoona, Florida, 32702
Blue Grotto

Come to Blue Grotto and discover the rich beauty and thrilling experience of diving the largestclear water cavern in Florida. Located deep in the he ...

3852 NE 172nd Court, Williston, Florida, 32696
Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring is the winter home to numerous endangered manatees, Blue Spring is 2,644 acres of enchantment. Temperatures in the spring run remain a con ...

2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City, Florida, 32763
Blue Springs Park

Blue Springs is a heavenly escape from everyday life and hurried vacations. Swim in the crystal-clear blue waters, walk the boardwalk to the Santa Fe ...

7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, Florida, 32643
Bob's River Place

A popular swimming hole on the Suwannee River. There are extraordinary rope swings with multiple choice of different platform heights to jump from sma ...

2878 NE 340 Hwy, Branford, Florida, 32008
Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs

Buccaneer Bay Waterpark is a true piece of Roadside America. Located inside Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, it features five awesome waterslides, thr ...

6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34606
Crystal River/Homosassa Spring

Crystal River is known for snorkeling or swimming with the manatees, one of mother natures most amazing creatures, right here in Crystal River. Kayak ...

De Leon Springs State Park

The outstanding feature of the 625 acre park is the spring, overlooking beautiful Spring Garden Run, producing 19 million gallons of water a day at 72 ...

601 Ponce de Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs, Florida, 32130
Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring

Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many e ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, Florida, 32696
Fanning Springs State Park

Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years.. Swimming or snorkeling in the s ...

18020 N.W. HWY 19, Fanning Springs, Florida, 32693
Ginnie Springs

Located on the Santa Fe River in High Springs Florida, Ginnie Springs is one of the clearest springs in Florida. The 72-degree water is perfect for ri ...

5000 NE 60th Avenue, High Springs, Florida, 32643
Hart Springs Park and Campground

Come make a big splash at Hart Springs! Cool off in the crystal clear waters of our designated swimming area with your favorite raft or tube. The year ...

4240 SW 86th Avenue, Bell, Florida, 32619
Hickory Point Recreational Facility

Opening its doors in February 1992, this 68-acre multi-use facility presents a unique recreational waterfront park experience. The facility is located ...

27341 State Road 19, Tavares, Florida, 32778
Hillsborough River State Park

Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original CCC Park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsbor ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East Tampa (Temple Terrace/Brandon)
15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Flori ...

4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, Florida, 34446
Hunter Springs Park

Hunter Springs is the perfect place to cool down on those hot summer days, have a picnic, go kayaking or standup paddleboarding and there is even a br ...

104 NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, Florida, 34429
Ichetucknee Springs

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. From the end of May until e ...

12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, Florida, 32038
Juniper Springs

Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best known recreation areas on the East Coast. Located ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, Florida
KP Hole Park

The K.P. Hole is one of many public parks in Marion County Florida that highlights the natural beauty of the area. The entry into the park is framed b ...

9435 SW 190 Avenue Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432
Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

Visitors can take a dip in the first magnitude spring, walk across the natural limestone bridge that crosses the spring run flowing into the iconic Su ...

799 NW Blue Spring Road, Mayo, Florida, 32066
Lake Manatee State Park

Lake Manatee State Park is located 15 miles east of Bradenton, Florida on State Road 64. It extends three miles along the south shore of beautiful Lak ...

20007 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, Florida, 34212
Lithia Springs Regional Park

The 160-acre park, located on the Alafia River, offers varied plant communities, river cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks. The park’s major attraction ...

Area: East Tampa (Temple Terrace/Brandon)
3932 Lithia Springs Road, Lithia, Florida, 33547
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Restrooms & Showers
Manatee Springs State Park

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim up ...

11650 NW 115 Street, Chiefland, Florida, 32626
Mill Dam Recreation Area

The campground sits along the 168-acre Mill Dam Lake, and water activities are popular among campers and day-use visitors. Anglers come from all over ...

19657 East Highway 40, Silver Springs, Florida, 34488
Moon Lake Park

This neighborhood park consists of 6.65 acres with a large lake. There is a small boat ramp that can be used to launch canoes/kayaks and small powere ...

8985 Lake Dr., New Port Richey, Florida, 34654
Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest, located north of Orlando, is the southernmost forest in the continental United States and protects the world's largest cont ...

Visit Website for Details, Ocala, Florida
Oscar Scherer State Park- Lake Osprey

This park’s large acreage of scrubby flatwoods makes it one of the best places in southwest Florida to view Florida scrub-jays, an imperiled species f ...

1843 South Tamiami Trail, Ospray, Florida, 34229
Poe Springs Park

The spring basin is accessible either from the Santa Fe River, or from a boardwalk 1,000 feet from the parking area. The basin is up to 25 feet deep. ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, Florida, 32643
Rainbow Springs State Park

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring ...

19158 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park

Rock Springs at Kelly Park in Apopka is Central Florida's natural lazy river. Rock Springs produces 26,000 gallons of crystal clear water every minute ...

400 E Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, Florida, 32712
Rogers Park

If fresh water is more your style, try this 3-acre beach park on the Weeki Wachee River, where you can swim, canoe, fish, launch a boat, or maybe even ...

7244 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida, 34607
Salt Springs Recreation Area

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one of the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest. The recreation area is located in the lush, semi-tropical ...

13851 N. Hwy 19, Salt Springs, Florida, 32134
Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

Located in the Ocala National Forest and operated by the US Forest Service, Silver Glen Springs is unique. The spring basin is littered with large Str ...

5271 North Highway 19, Astor, Florida, 32134
Silver Springs

No matter what your age, there are plenty of rides and attractions at Silver Springs that will make you laugh, fill you with wonder, and provide a gli ...

5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, Florida, 34488
SunWest Park

SunWest Park is a new recreational waterfront facility in northwest Pasco, just off of Hwy 19. The park has been developed around a former limestone m ...

17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, Florida, 34667
Troy Spring State Park

This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Bring the family for an old fashioned swimm ...

674 NE Troy Springs Road, Branford, Florida, 32008
Warm Mineral Springs

At a temperature of 87 degrees, Warm Mineral Springs contains 9 million gallons of fresh water which replenishes itself every two hours. This natural ...

12200 San Servando Ave, North Port, Florida, 34287
Weeki Wachee Springs

The official home of the World Famous Mermaids! Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is an enchanted spring -- the only one of its kind in the world -- and ...

6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34606
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan ...

1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, Florida, 32712
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

Recently renamed to honor the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park has ...

18532 180th Street, Live Oak, Florida, 32060