Natural Springs in Florida
From the deep recesses of Florida’s land, natural cool clear water escapes into hundreds of springs. These natural springs in Florida are a necessary see. Five top picks of Natural Springs in Florida to visit are the Wekiwa Spring, Blue Spring, Wakulla Spring, Ginnie Spring, and Silver Spring. These natural attractions offers a wide varieties of education, field trips opportunities, guided and self-guided tours, boat rides, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking, diving, swimming, and snorkeling. The natural springs in Florida are a timeless sanctuary and a place of supreme beauty, offering a great reprieve.
Wekiwa Spring in Florida has crystal blue water with a year round temperature of 72 degrees. This natural spring of Florida provides 42 million gallons of water to the Wekiva River daily. Wekiwa Spring offers swimming areas, canoeing, and kayaking and hiking. Picnic areas and camping sites are available. Scuba diving and cave diving is prohibited. Wekiva Spring is located in Wekiwa Springs State Park at 1800 Wekiwa Circle in Apopka, Florida.
Blue Spring is located in Blue Springs Park in Gilchrist County, Florida. Blue Spring offers a large swimming area with beautiful white sand beaches and crystal blue water. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, diving, camping, and a quarter mile boardwalk trailing along the spring out to the Santa Fe River are just some of the charm that comes with Blue Spring. Blue Springs State Park houses several other natural springs such as Naked Spring, Johnson Spring, Little Blue Spring, and Kiefer Spring. Other then the three-week shut down the week prior to Christmas, Blue Springs State Park is open year round. Blue Springs State Park is located at 7450 NE 60th Street in High Springs, Florida.
In the Panhandle of Florida, near Tallahassee is a natural spring of Florida that moves daily over 250 million gallons of water. Wakulla Spring is one of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs. It forms the nine-mile Wakulla River that pours into the Gulf of Mexico. Wakulla Spring 70-degree constant water temperature offers swimming in designated areas. Diving, camping, glass bottom boat rides to observe the beauty of the wildlife the water houses, and a 6-mile hiking trail are just some of the other amenities available. Wakulla Spring is located in Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park at 550 Wakulla Park Drive in Wakulla Springs Florida.
Ginnie Springs received high praise from Jacques Cousteau when he stated that Ginnie Spring to be “the clearest water in the world.” At Ginnie Spring, one can dive in water temperatures of 72 degrees year round, swim, and, day and night snorkel. Ginnie Spring is the main natural spring in this particular area with seven other smaller springs located around her. Overhead lights until 1A.M. light up Ginnie Spring and the Devil Spring. Devil Spring is about 300 yards from Ginnie Spring. Camping and hiking are also available but no pets are allowed. Ginnie Springs is located at Ginnie Springs Outdoors, LLC, 7300 NE Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, Florida.
On 350 acres of stunning beauty lies Silver Spring, one of the largest artesian springs in the world. Silver Spring houses what is known as the Silver Spring Nature Theme Park, Silver River State Park, and Wild Waters Water Park. .Silver Spring produces 550 million gallons of water daily to Silver River. Six of the “Tarzan” movies were shot at Silver Spring as well as the “Sea Hunt” series, “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” and several National Geographic specials. Silver Springs offers something for everyone from rides, to education, to camping, hiking, and boat rides plus so much more. The clear water, tropical jungle, and forest of Silver Spring is located at 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs, Florida.
These are just some of the natural springs of Florida. There are many more for one to enjoy the wonders of nature. One will not be disappointed by including any of these springs in future travels or adventures. Be sure to read more about camping in Florida here.