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Ginnie Springs

High Springs, FL
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in High Springs
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Bodies of Water
Activities: Scuba diving, Canoeing
Description: This diver's paradise offers shallow spring, river and cave diving.
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Miami, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Bring your tubes or rent them there - get on the river with friends and just float your worries away. Tie yourself up to your buddies and really live the lazy life. Bring music and refreshment and enjoy lunch under the trees. They have a snack bar if you want a burger or sandwich. You can camp there or ever... More

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Trenton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My husband and I wanted to go canoeing so we decided to try Ginnie Springs. This place is absolutely the most well maintained parks we have ever visited. It has multiple bath houses throughout the park. It has everything going for it but the customer service is nearly nonexistent. It took us an hour and a half just to get... More

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columbus, oh
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Took the boys tubing. We had a great time! The water is so clear. Only issues we had were trying to get around various trees and rocks. Also, trying to get to the steps to exit was tough having to go against the current, and the water was too deep to walk.

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Deltona, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I'm really shocked by these negative reviews. I have been going to Ginnie Springs every year for 9 years, It is my time to get away from the world. Reviewers describe the park as covered in trash and that makes me upset, I have seen volunteers and employees floating down the river just on trash runs getting any left over... More

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Keystone Heights, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The natural beauty of Ginnie Springs and the surrounding springs coupled with the Sante Fe River is hard to find in the north central Florida area. It's great for tubing as well well as snorkling and swimming in the springs. Additionally, bring a picnic along with frisbies and a volleyball and make a day of it. Ginnie Springs Outdoors also... More

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Trenton, FL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have lived 30 minutes from Ginnie Springs for the last couple of years and decided to go check it out on a Sunday afternoon just to see if my husband and I would want to make it a regular outing on the weekends. We had canoed part of the Santa Fe River the day before and didn't go quite... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful springs, horribly managed. The staff is militant about making sure they get paid the high entry fee, but after you leave the (deceptively clean) camp store, there is no supervision or management of any kind. Drunken college students, AS WELL AS, underage drunken teens everywhere. People screaming obscenities and blaring music. Glass beer bottles in practically every hand right... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I kayak. The Santa Fe river is a pristine piece of wilderness UNTIL you encounter Ginny Springs. There is absolutely no control on what people may bring (and leave) on the River.I've been told the beer cans on the river bottom are three feet deep. I've heard this place called "The Redneck Riviera." At no other spring in Florida is... More

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praieville la
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The site is magnificent but not diver friendly. Upon arrival we are told the nitrox is not available. Next upon staging gear and entering water we are inundated with swimmers blocking the entrance to steps and making entering and exiting water dangerous. Steps should be marked for Divers and one away from Ginnie for swimmers. Next when we needed refills... More

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Rexton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have been to many dive sites over my 20 year career and still enjoy Ginnie Springs. I especially enjoy introducing new divers to the sites. This is a very clean and safe environment to enjoy bottom time for all ages. They have some great packages if you intend on staying and enjoying the river for extended periods of time.... More

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