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De Leon Springs State Park

Address: FL 32130
Phone Number: (386) 985-4212
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Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Florida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Swim or tube in the refreshing 72-degree spring-fed pool, Ponce De Leon's fabled Fountain of Youth...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Carbondale, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The boat ride was about 50 minutes long. The captain and guide was very interesting and entertaining. Gave us information and pointed out wildlife along the way. It was too cold to swim but the area looked very nice and some divers were out. Good family place. Didn't try the trails because of the cold but would be a nice... More 

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Crystal Lake,IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Spent a half day here on a recent New Smryna beach vacation. It really is a hidden gem with lots of great Florida history. 19 million gallons of fresh spring water push deep from the underground into the swim area that fuels this ecosystem. Take the boat tour with Captain Fred - very informative - saw a large 15 ft... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
53 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a hidden treasure. If you have not been it is a must do. Go here with the plans to relax or active rest. It is clean well kept and beautiful.

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Bowmanville
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great place for swimming here and we also took boat ride. The captain was awesome telling about the area. You can easily spend the day here it is very beautiful

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even the parking area is a beautiful sight with very old, very wide trees full of moss. The "pool" which is a natural spring outlet is crystal clear and cold (perfect for summer trips). There are trails for those who love walking around nature, there is a glass bottom boat tour just about every hour along the lake (or river,... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had an excellent day at the Springs...starting with breakfast at the Griddle, then swimming, Eco-boat ride and kayaking...cannot wait to go back...the handicap accessibility to the springs, both with a lift and a ramp were excellent for our Aunt...Highly recommended. Just make sure that during the height of tourism, get there early...only thing I would recommend is the price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Pros: lovely setting, lots of water activities plus a play area, delicious pancakes at Mill, scenery/wildlife on boat tour was beautiful. Cons: Captain Frank of the boat tour and his cranky attitude. It's pricey at $14 each and no kids' rates unless they are 4 and under. They advertised a narrated tour, but there really was no narration. Captain Frank... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There is a $6 parking fee per car to get in park. Fills up fast during summer and Holidays. After so many cars come in the park,and parking lot is full they won't allow anymore cars or people to come in. Great place to take family swimming in the spring, nice play ground. Has spot to take boat tours, rent... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Live near by and go once a month, the restaurant is something everyone needs to experience, there are many trails to explore and the water is beautiful. be sure to make it there early if you are trying to attend the pancake house!

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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great way to spend the day! I enjoy going there, it is beautiful and so many great photo opportunities. We went to the Sugar Mill and it was a nice experience. I really haven't gone back cause it is just as nice to pack a picnic and find a pretty spot to eat. So nice and relaxing!

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