7 Best Springs in Florida for Nature Lovers

Bindu swetha Jul 5, 2019
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Springs are the year-round attraction in Florida with the highest concentration in the northern and central regions. With around 1,000 named-springs in the state, Florida has a lot of crystal-clear water wonders.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

One of the oldest and the finest springs in North Florida, the Ichetucknee River has amazing springs to offer!
With about 6 miles of shaded hammocks and a lush canopy of cypress and oak trees, the crystal clear springs call out for a day out with kids.

You can swim, tube, and snorkel in one of the eight springs in the park.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

If you are in Southern Florida, then Weeki Wachee is the place to visit.
You will be greeted by the world-famous mermaids who have been amusing visitors since 1947, with their regular performances. With 72-degree crystal-clear waters to offer, you cannot miss enjoying kayaking or birdwatching at the Weeki Wachee State Park.

Salt Springs

Springs in Ocala National Forest are famous for its salinity! The water gets its salinity from the combination of minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium.

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Snorkeling is the best way to enjoy the underwater marine life, especially the blue crabs that are found in plenty here.

Rainbow Springs State Park

A state park since the 1930s, the Rainbow Springs is one of the oldest state parks in the country.

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At the 5 main springs in the park, you will be welcomed by a breathtaking landscape of waterfalls and floral gardens. Snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, kayaking alongside tubing can be enjoyed here.

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

The latest addition to the state parks, the Gilchrist Blue Springs is the best holiday spot with kids. You can enjoy outdoor adventure sports, wildlife watching alongside a walking track, at these natural springs.

Ginnie Springs

The perfect spot for outdoor activities, Ginnie Springs, has water-based adventures, wilderness camping and cottages for a stay over!
The springs produce about 80 million gallons of water daily. With a perfect 72-degree temperature to offer, you don't want to miss out on tubing, swimming, snorkeling and diving excursions.

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Wakulla Springs

Manatees, alligators alongside other wildlife awaits you at the Wakulla Springs!
They're the world's largest and deepest freshwater springs that offer ancient cypress swamps views. You can take one of the guided boat tours to explore the wildlife, the Spanish-style lodge and locations where Hollywood movies like Creature from the Black Lagoon were shot!