11 Springs in Central Florida to Enjoy a Piece of Natural Paradise

11 Springs in Central Florida to Enjoy a Piece of Natural Paradise

Central Florida is home to an array of crystal-clear springs where you can beat the heat at refreshing, 72-degree swimming holes and go paddling past lush foliage. Offering a range of outdoor activities throughout the year, these are some of the best springs in Florida to go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, hiking and fishing. From […]


Blue Spring State Park, Orange City

The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Springs State Park boasts 2,600 acres and is a manatee refuge. While swimming is not permitted during manatee season November through March, the springs comfortable 73-degree temperatures are perfect for an array of outdoor activities throughout the year. Swimming, kayaking and paddling are popular, as the forested banks and pale blue waters in the swimming hole is a quarter-mile of perfection. Boat tours also operate narrated nature and ecological excursions throughout the area.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Spring Hill

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A beautiful state park that’s perfect for outdoor-loving families, Weeki Wachee Springs is world-famous for its underwater theater and enchanting mermaid shows. More than just its kitschy nostalgia, this is a beautiful 538 acres of natural oasis is also a developed state park where you can go on outdoor adventures such as swimming, snorkeling and river cruising. Kayak or canoe downstream and spot bald eagles, turtles and a variety of birds or take the kids to the Buccaneer Bay water park to enjoy thrilling water slides.

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