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Alexander Springs

Ocala, FL 40929
352-669-3153
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Ocala
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.
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Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went on a weekday in October and had the springs to ourself for most of the time! So nice and very refreshing. Water was clear and calm and we saw some different fish and terrapins. The nature walk was lovely.

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Leesburg, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Particularly alluring during the school year when there are less visitors. Entry is quite a distance from the unloading zone, so a cart to lug scuba gear is recommended. Once down by the water there are two staircase entries to pristine waters. The spring features a nice shallow sink to explore, perfect for new divers as well as divers wanting... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Location of our campsite was #64 I belive. No complaints except for bathroom light.. Very strong may interfere with campfire and ambiance. However, bathroom was clean. The canoe rental was price very fair- worth doing family loved it. The hiking was cool nothing spectacular. The spring and water is beautiful I love how they placed benches along the water line... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Only an hour away from Orlando, you can get away from "light & noise" pollution and get back to nature. The camp grounds are generous in size....yet lack electrical for those in need of power. There is also very week cell reception from AT&T....so be prepared to be disconnected from your social media for your time with nature. The springs... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is part of the Ocala National Forest, so not only being there but also getting there is well worth the drive. A beautiful spot, off the beaten trail. Not crowded and mostly locals, this first magnitude spring is beautiful for snorkelling and the run for paddling is easy and lovely. Turltes, fish, gator and good birding. When the water... More 

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195 reviews 195 reviews
93 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I knew it would be nice from the reviews, but I had no idea the drive, the springs, and the trail would all be so great. As we approached the park from the north on 445 (from 40), the drive was amazingly quiet, clean, and beautiful. We viewed the springs from many angles, all of which we thoroughly enjoyed. The... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been snorkeling before and this spot didn't really blow me away compared to other spots I've been to in Florida. It's about the size 2-3 average sized swimming pools and the only interesting part is a tiny section in the back with a underwater cliff. I didn't see any fish or anything interesting other than slimy green plants in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This spring is one of the most beautiful that I've been to in the State of Florida. We have been to several springs in Florida and this one ranks right at the top. It's a crystal clear 72 degrees and drops about 40 feet down. Bring your snorkel gear, you won't regret it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the most loved attractions in the Ocala National Forest! The park is clean and revolves around a natural spring. On a recent trip, while snorkeling after a rainfall, my family was able to swim with a pair of otters and view a turtle that must have been at least 300 pounds. The grounds are always clean,... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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277 reviews 277 reviews
167 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent the weekend at Alexander. Florida camping at its finest. Great facilities and super friendly rangers. Went with four friends and families. All with tents. Had an amazing time. The bonus is the springs! Went for a late night swim. Not sure if that's permitted but no one stopped us. A weekend to remember. Hope to do it again sometime.... More 

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