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Alexander Springs

Ocala, FL 40929
352-669-3153
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Ranked #16 of 29 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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English first
Central Florida, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

...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
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Orlando, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
70 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We often go here as a family. It's a bit of a drive, but worth it! :) It's a piece of natural Florida! We have seen otters, turtles, fish, birds,and raccoons while there. Bring a mask and a couple of pool noodles and float over the big blue hole. There is also a large shallow area. Word to the wise....ALL... More

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Went camping for the weekend and what a great time. The camp sites are nicely laid out with plenty of space for two cars and two tents at each site. That is their allowance for the spaces. The bath houses are well located and clean. They have a 10 pm quite rule, which wasn't enforced so we had to listen... More

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Leesburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nature at it's finest. Beautiful park. Love walking. Facilities for hiking, canoeing, swimming. Pack a lunch or buy something from the park's store.

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