We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alexander Springs

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ocala, FL 40929
Phone Number: 352-669-3153
Improve this listing

Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 144 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
  • 44
    Very good
  • 6
  • 6
  • 14
"Beautiful, Unique, Peaceful"

Alexander Springs is the "real Florida", with a great sand beach for enjoying the 72 degrees clear water swimming area. Hiked the trail and was startled by a very large Florida... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Level Contributor
287 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alexander Springs is the "real Florida", with a great sand beach for enjoying the 72 degrees clear water swimming area. Hiked the trail and was startled by a very large Florida Black Snake and, of course, the snake was also. The water and trails are a " must do"! The campground is old with narrow roads, paved parking areas at... More 

Thank RJourn
Central Florida, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Disrespectful to All Military! !! Lady at the gate did everything short of spitting on my Vet hubby and Active duty son, never have we felt so disrespected

9 Thank Us Army Wife R
Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love to snorkel, and this place is just amazing, get there early in the morning you will see tons of fish, it can get crowed fas, but try to go week days.

1 Thank Aldmar F
Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Had a good experience with the family, and gearing up to go back by year end. We camped, but the park is equipped with very nice facilities. Never seen water this clear. Great snorkling, a good 30 ft to the spring's mouth. Chilly water, but super hot showers. Regarding rules, we had a great experience. Our dog broke loose, and... More 

1 Thank Ed G
Dover, Delaware
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

You have to pay to get into Alexander Springs and then pay more to rent canoes/kayaks. The entry fee does not transfer over to any of the other surrounding springs (Juniper, etc.). It is a nice paddle down the river and you cannot paddle into the springs to get a good look of Alexander springs. It is roped off as... More 

2 Thank Lily M
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

What has happened to Alexander Springs Camping Area? I have been coming here for over twenty years and recently the conditions for camping have dropped considerably. You only have to be here for a short time to realize why. ENFORCEMENT of the rules has stopped. Each site is supposed to be 1 car and 5 people max. Vehicles on asphalt... More 

6 Thank Cajun329
Tamassee, South Carolina
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Went to Alexander Springs to test some regulators. Water was nice and clear. This would be a nice place to snorkel or dive. Limited depth for diving. Park staff was very helpful and kept the park clean.

Thank Keith N
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Came up from Orlando for the day with the family. Weather was a little breezy but it didn't effect the spring ar all. Water was.... Refreshing! There's a life guard during the day and she couldn't have been more helpful, even loaning us some snorkelling gear and ensuring everything fitted properly. Excellent changing facilities too.

Thank monsta_mo
New Port Richey, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Kayaked with friends the 6-mile run starting at the recreation area and ending at 52 Landing. A good part of the paddle was through heavy vegetation of Lilly pads and eel grass. Some areas were hard to maneuver around branches and logs. Obviously this 6-mile run is not being used much. Would not recommend.

Thank Cathy R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Alexander Springs is a terrific place to bring your family, whether for the day or for a camping trip. It is one of the last totally natural areas in the state. The refreshing spring is a constant 72 degrees year 'round and is 25' deep at the boil. It is the only place in the National Forest where you can... More 

1 Thank Debby B

Travelers who viewed Alexander Springs also viewed

Ocala, Central Florida
Ocala, Central Florida
Ocala, Central Florida

Been to Alexander Springs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alexander Springs and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Alexander Springs staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?