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Alexander Springs

Ocala, FL 40929
352-669-3153
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Ranked #11 of 30 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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Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been snorkeling before and this spot didn't really blow me away compared to other spots I've been to in Florida. It's about the size 2-3 average sized swimming pools and the only interesting part is a tiny section in the back with a underwater cliff. I didn't see any fish or anything interesting other than slimy green plants in... More

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This spring is one of the most beautiful that I've been to in the State of Florida. We have been to several springs in Florida and this one ranks right at the top. It's a crystal clear 72 degrees and drops about 40 feet down. Bring your snorkel gear, you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the most loved attractions in the Ocala National Forest! The park is clean and revolves around a natural spring. On a recent trip, while snorkeling after a rainfall, my family was able to swim with a pair of otters and view a turtle that must have been at least 300 pounds. The grounds are always clean,... More

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Tavares, Florida
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230 reviews 230 reviews
139 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent the weekend at Alexander. Florida camping at its finest. Great facilities and super friendly rangers. Went with four friends and families. All with tents. Had an amazing time. The bonus is the springs! Went for a late night swim. Not sure if that's permitted but no one stopped us. A weekend to remember. Hope to do it again sometime.... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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170 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been visiting Alexander Springs for over 30 years on and off since we no longer live in Florida. We always liked this place. One good thing is that the entrance is in shallow water so if you are a beginner or want to take your time before you go to the deeper areas it is easier than in... More

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been here many many times since I was a kid. Last time I was there we rented a canoe for an hour and I caught 14 bass on a plastic worm and that was just on the way out, I lost my hook and couldn't fish on the way back. None were over 15" but it was a lot of... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I went there early on Wednesday and dove the spring. The spring was cool though it was not very big. Definately a one tank dive. We saw turtles, fish and the caves with the boils at the bottom was cool to swim over. After our dive we kayaked the run and saw more turtles, fish and gators.... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

...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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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