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Alexander Springs

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Address: Ocala, FL 40929
Phone Number: 352-669-3153
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Description: Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.

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If a theme park break required, this is it.

We needed a break from the Orlando Theme Parks so we drove north to Alexander Springs and we are so glad we did. It was a lovely warm day and the spring was perfect for cooling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Scroobs73
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There was a small charge ($5.50 per person) to enter the springs, however this was well worth it for an afternoon swim in the cool, clear waters of the springs. The area itself if wooded, however does have restrooms and showers as well as changing facilities and a small shop. The springs were peaceful and offered very good picnic facilities... More 

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Sorrento, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Love, love, love this place! I have been going here since I was a kid and it just keep getting better. The water is cold but feels wonderful on a hot summer day. Make sure to bring a mask, snorkel and fins so you can explore all of the underwater treasures in and around the boil. A raft or float... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place is one of many that make me glad to call Florida home! The crystal clear waters and gently sloping bottom makes this an easy swim for any age. The amount of picnic tables and nature walks makes this an even better destination to spend the day. As an FYI though, there is no alcohol allowed and they do... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My girls and I had a FANTASTIC time! The water is clean and clear and there was a life guard there on the beach and the nature trail was exciting and you should definetly try to make this a day trip!!!! We will go again even if it is 1hr. 30 minutes away!!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We rarely leave the beach when in Florida but I'm glad we did. It almost felt like we were in the jungle, the forest was so lush and beautiful. And then this beautiful spring pool- crystal clear cool water. We went to Silver Glen Spring as well and I did like this one a little better and feel like it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We needed a break from the Orlando Theme Parks so we drove north to Alexander Springs and we are so glad we did. It was a lovely warm day and the spring was perfect for cooling us down. The clear, calm waters are shallow for a good distance and perfect for all swimming abilities. We chose to go canoeing which... More 

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Jax, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Alexander Springs is one of the many great springs to visit in Florida. We camped at the campground on a Friday & Saturday night. While I will not camp out again on the weekend, because I camp for peace and serenity (there would be none of that until 10:00PM-the mandated quiet time). It was clean, well maintained, and overall a... More 

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Estero, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice picnic and swimming area but management is not upgrading facilities. Trails and info signs need work. Would be a great place to spend time with family or friends if given some TLC.

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Stuart, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Horrible experience with vegetation in waterway! Very difficult to maneuver and water was not clear and full of grasses

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Ocala, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you plan on canoeing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, and cooking out, all in one day...basically spending 5+ hours at this park, then $5.50 - $6.50 PER PERSON, not car, over the age of 6 yrs. may be cost worthy. If you have young kids that can only take 2 hours max of frigid spring water, ants, brazen igloo thieving squirrels... More 

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