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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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Great park whether a visiting a few hours or all day

This gem is sort of out of the way and maybe that's why it wasn't too crowded. My friend and I took the 1.1 wooded park which was scenic and out of the sun most of the way. Then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Why go to a pool when you can swim with crystal clear water with the fishes. The fish follow you around like baby ducks. Beautiful.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the springs and snorkeling is a def , Plus brought my kayak and did the trip . saw some Gators ...Great time . Also had a cookout everything you need ! .

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Tallahassee, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and nicely maintained picnic grounds with grills and tables. Generous parking area. The springs are cool, clear and gorgeous. We snorkeled for a while, took a hike on one of the many trails and had a picnic. Will go again!

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Anthony, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times and it has never gotten old! I swim this spring every time I go and it is always a different experience. Swimming over the head spring is exhilarating because of how deep and clear it is. It is especially exciting when divers are present, watching them down at the bottom. There are lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great cool down spot! on the way through the National Forest, pleasant to swim in, very nice boardwalk into the woods

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been here many times and always love the clear water. I do avoid weekends in the summer as it gets too crowded. But getting in the water early on a weekday is pure heaven.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This gem is sort of out of the way and maybe that's why it wasn't too crowded. My friend and I took the 1.1 wooded park which was scenic and out of the sun most of the way. Then we eased ourselves into the chilly and refreshing water. The spring is a constant 72 degrees and so refreshing on a... More 

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We spent about two hours early (9am-11am) canoeing. Quiet, easy paddle and lots to see along the way in the woods and in the water. Next we went to the spring for a picnic and swim. Well, really just walking in the water...it was so cold. If there was a little more heat and sun we might have gotten in... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the best camping areas in Florida! Great swimming area, trails, canoeing, fishing, everything you could want in a Florida getaway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Go EARLY!! It opens at 8am, we went at 12:30 on a Sunday and waited 45 minutes just to get into the park. Once in, awesome! Crowded? Not really, limited parking keeps it so that everyone can find space/shade, etc. Then a little rain burst cleared everyone out and we played for a few more hours. Bring floats...sitting in that... More 

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