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De Leon Springs State Park

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Address: , FL 32130
Phone Number: (386) 985-4212
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Swim or tube in the refreshing 72-degree spring-fed pool, Ponce De Leon's...
Swim or tube in the refreshing 72-degree spring-fed pool, Ponce De Leon's fabled Fountain of Youth, just a few steps away from the Griddle House. Walk the nature trail or explore the winding, swamp-edging Wild Persimmon hiking trail. Enjoy pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House.
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Great pancakes!

The park is very nice and the spring swimming area is great to cool off but the best part of our visit was eating at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill restaurant. It is a 100-year-old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Orange Park, Florida

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The park is very nice and the spring swimming area is great to cool off but the best part of our visit was eating at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill restaurant. It is a 100-year-old replica of the mill that was originally built in the 1830's. Here you can cook your own pancakes on an electric griddle at your table.... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I went to a lot of springs. Nice that you can jump in this spring but I found the water not to be clear for snorkeling. No fish in the spring. Fussy and gray water that comes out of the spring. But it still was a nice refreshing stop over for a dip on the way home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The park was family-friendly with lots of people swimming, lounging and just enjoying nature. The restaurant appears to be very popular. Although it was busy, there was ample parking. We would love to return!

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Pierson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good place for outdoor fun and to have a family or group picnic...nice pavilions available and pleny of room for horseshoes or bean bag toss...

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

first of all .... get there early! we were there by 9:30 and had a 40 minute wait. but it wasn't too tough to sit under these huge beautiful trees and watch the people in the springs playing. we were called and taken to our table. we have been there many many times but this time we had grandkids who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Who wouldn't have fun cooking breakfast on a griddle at your table. Two pancake batter choices and choose from toppings to add to your pancakes. Family style dining allows you to meet other visitors. Price is reasonable. Atmosphere is casual/historic but hot in the summer (no AC so go early). The museum was interesting and didn't cost extra. Would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Traveling from St. Augustine back towards Tampa, we decided to stop at Deleon Springs State Park. What a beautiful, well-kept state park! We ate at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill and made our own pancakes and french toast on the table top griddle. ($4.95/pp all you can eat)! It's nothing fancy, but sure was tasty and fun! Then took out... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

During a busy trip to the amusement parks in Orlando, we set aside one day to see the "real Florida". About an hour north of Orlando, De Leon Springs State Park was the perfect place. Our primary reason for visiting was to take the boat ride and see wildlife. The huge oaks draped with Spanish moss, sparkling spring and historic... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

De Leon Springs State Park a few miles North of DeLand, FL is an interesting venue not only for the hot springs (of which there are several in the local area) but for one of the best nature trails of any state park we have visited in this area so far. The short pave path / boardwalks in close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Breakfast was so fun. Tables include a built in grill, they provide everything and you do the grilling and pancake flipping! So much fun especially with kids but for adults as well. You order all the fixings, strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, blueberries,etc. they bring the batter, drinks and cooked meats. It's so fun to cook your pancakes right at the... More 

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