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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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Cool way to spend a summer day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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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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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My mom and dad came here once when they were teens and so now that they are retired they wanted to re-visit the place. It was an easy drive from the Space Coast on a hot July day. There was an entry fee per person. My mom has a National Parks senior card which got her in for half off.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Alexander springs is a very nice facility, beautiful water and very large so being crowded is not an issue. However if you are looking for a nice dive, look elsewhere. Alexander spring is 17' deep and is just one large sand pit. You could enjoy it the same snorkeling with family vs being all over your dive buddy in the... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Most amazing spring, beautiful snorkeling, my family enjoyed free diving. Great cold water most refreshing and most wonderful.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We camped during a long weekend in Ocala Nat'l Forest and visited multiple springs. We visited Alexander, Rainbow, Juniper and Salt Springs. By far Alexander was our most favorite. The water is a constant 72 degrees (according to the website) which is very refreshing when the sun is beating on you & feels about 105 degrees outside. The park is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice place peacefully for the family was my first visit I will come back like the small grill we bring all for bbq and everyone enjoyed bring you mask to see the bottom of the lake wonderful don't forget the sunblock

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love snorkeling in the springs and kayaking the river. There are some issues during the busy season with crowding and overworked/understaffed issues arise. However, if you go in off season and on non memorial day / labor day times, it is worth the visit.

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Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Pictures don't do this place justice. It's very beautiful. Spend a little money and rent a kayak or paddle board for 2 hours and get away from the main headspring for a bit. It's well worth it. I also suggest you get there by 10:00 if you want a good spot to cook out or hang out in. There are... More 

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ocala florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Nice picnic area, good snorkeling in a first magnitude spring. If you can stay down long enough the spring feeds from under a limestone edge. Surely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great beautiful and fun place. Awesome for families to spend some healthy outside time. Definitely coming back!

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Address: Ocala, FL 40929
Phone Number: 352-669-3153
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala

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