Springs, Lakes and Rivers

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

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 Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. John's River. Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge. ...

2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City, Florida, 32763
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

Visit Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 milli ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, Florida, 32696
Econlockhatchee River Paddling Trail

The Econlockhatchee River Paddling Trail was designated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Paddlers can start their adventure at S ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
1350 Snow Hill Rd., Geneva, Florida, 32732
Fanning Springs

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

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

Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River in Florida. Each day, the 7 s ...

7300 NE Ginnie Springs Rd., High Springs, Florida, 32643
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 Boulevard, Homosassa, Florida, 34446
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 Florida 40, Silver Springs, Florida
Lake Jessup

Lake Jesup is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida, one of many that make up the St. Johns River. Lake Jesup is in Seminole County, south of Sa ...

Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford)
5951 S. Sanford Avenue, Sanford, Florida
Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa, the largest in a chain of 13 lakes, is designated as an Outstanding Florida Water Way. Visitors are welcome to swim in Lake Louisa at the ...

7305 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, Florida, 34714
Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe is one of the lakes that make up the St. Johns River system. Lake Monroe is about 9,400 acres in size and is a shallow, wide area of the S ...

Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford)
4150 NW HYW 17-92, Sanford, Florida
Lake Orienta

Lake Orienta is a 135 acres lake. Activities allowed are fishing, skiing, swimming and water sports. Public access is available from the Lake Oren ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
Hattaway Drive, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

Visitors can stroll along the Sand Hill Nature Trail for a self guided tour of the native Florida plants and wildlife found at the park. Canoeists can ...

Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford)
8300 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida, 32771
Manatee Springs

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
Poe Springs

Poe Springs is just around the corner from the lively little town of High Springs, in Alachua County, just up the road from Gainesville. Poe Springs p ...

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

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

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

Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round), full-service concession, picnic pavilions and playground. Spend a hot summe ...

400 E Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, Florida, 32712
Salt Springs

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest, with a spectacular natural mineral spring that gives the are ...

13851 Hwy 19 N, Salt Springs, Florida
Secret Lake

Activities allowed are canoeing and kayaking. You can rent kayak and canoe from the boat concessions at Secret Lake Park Recreation Center. Public ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
200 N. Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry
Silver Glen Springs

As the sun shines, rainbows play across the bottom of the crystal-clear spring basin at Silver Glen Springs, a beautiful spot along the edge of the Bi ...

5271 Florida 19, Salt Springs, Florida
St. John's River

The St. Johns River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Florida and its most significant for commercial and recreational use. At 310 miles long, ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
Three Sisters Springs Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy a boardwalk around Three Sisters Springs and explore 57 acres with nature trails to view 5 natural springs, Lake Crystal and wetlands. Manatee c ...

123 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, Florida, 34428
Weeki Wachee Springs and Buccaneer Bay

From our legendary Mermaid Shows to our exotic River Boat Cruises and Wildlife Animal Shows, you and your family will be amazed and entertained from t ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34606
Wekiva Falls RV Water Park

Welcome to “The Falls” a great daily hang out and Water Park in Orlando! Our natural sulfur spring is warm and features two water slides as well as a ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
30700 Wekiva River Road, Sorrento, Florida, 32776
Wekiva Island

Wekiva Island is an environmentally friendly destination located in Longwood, Florida along the beautiful Wekiva River offering canoe, kayak, and padd ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, Florida
Wekiva River

The Wekiva River is a 16 mile-long river. The Wekiva River system includes the main stem joined by three main tributaries - Rock Springs Run, Blackwat ...

Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford), SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
8300 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs offers visitors the opportunity to relax in a natural setting, enjoy a picnic, or take a swim in the cool spring. Swim in crystal clear ...

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

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

18081 185th Road, Live Oak, Florida, 32060