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Alexander Springs

Ocala, FL 40929
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Ranked #13 of 30 Attractions in Ocala
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water
Traveler Description: alexander springs is a great place for a family cookout. there are picninc tables and grills to cook on.room to toss the football, a swimming area... more »
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Norman, Oklahoma
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316 reviews 316 reviews
137 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been visiting Alexander Springs for over 30 years on and off since we no longer live in Florida. We always liked this place. One good thing is that the entrance is in shallow water so if you are a beginner or want to take your time before you go to the deeper areas it is easier than in... More

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been here many many times since I was a kid. Last time I was there we rented a canoe for an hour and I caught 14 bass on a plastic worm and that was just on the way out, I lost my hook and couldn't fish on the way back. None were over 15" but it was a lot of... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I went there early on Wednesday and dove the spring. The spring was cool though it was not very big. Definately a one tank dive. We saw turtles, fish and the caves with the boils at the bottom was cool to swim over. After our dive we kayaked the run and saw more turtles, fish and gators.... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

...if it's 95 degrees outside! Alexander Springs is a great place for a lazy day of sunning, frisbee, picnicking; and it's perfect for snorkeling/diving. There is a large area of shallow water for learners and the deeper areas for adventure seekers. The park is clean and well maintained. Lots of healthy plant and animal life to see and appreciate both... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Yup, Its the middle of summer, and it is hot as it can be, and here is Alexander Springs. Water is clear, and welcoming, then you put your foot in and you are immediately as to how cold this ground water can be. But no worries, just throw your body in the spring and eventually you will be numb enough... More

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Deltona, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family visited Alexander Springs for the second time on July 5th. Since it was a holiday weekend, the picnic sites filled up fairly early, but there was still shaded grassy areas for those who came later. We snorkeled and swam in the beautiful cool water of the spring and walked the boardwalk. Admission is $5.50 per person and be... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have been looking for a quick get away for the weekend trip and this seemed like a perfect place. This camp site usually takes a reservation but we choose to do walk in. Once my husband got home from work we were ready to go. We had a hour and a half to get there. The staff was more... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was my first time camping, and my boyfriend and I went for our anniversary. We went for three days two nights, and we also brought our dog. At first i thought we were going to have issues because of our dog, he is an american bully, he does look intimadating but he is as sweet as can be. But... More

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De Leon Springs, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I recently spent the weekend here camping with my wife and some friends. I had never been so I was very excited from the stories I'd heard. My wife went to set up while I was still at work on Friday then came to pick me up. Unfortunately, during our absence it POURED. Our camp-mates retreated to their tent. Ours,... More

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I read some other reviews of this springs and was not surprised that people noted the rude staff. I know what your talking about, but if we can get past the staff issue, it's well worth the trip out of Ocala. I don't know of any other spring close to Ocala that you can swim in so it's a real... More

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