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Alexander Springs

Ocala, FL 40929
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Ranked #14 of 29 attractions in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The absolute worst most unfriendly staff I've ever encountered and I will never be going back. Don't waste the money.

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Central Florida, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

My family has camped here in the past and had a good time. I took my kids to relive the same... bad idea. The park staff is rude and unprofessional. My children will unfortunately have a very different impression than I. We will not be back to camp. The spring is beautiful but overshadowed by the staff. There are plenty... More

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Newark, Delaware
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My sister and I visited this park while the guys were golfing. We spent a wonderful couple of hours exercising both our legs and our cameras. We enjoyed the 1+ mile hike and took lots of photos. We even got a few of a racoon looking for lunch. We enjoyed our lunch al fresco, and then we dipped our toes... More

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Umatilla, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went for a two day camp with our family and another with 3 young children in January. Camp host's bothered us twice making us feel unwelcome and as if we were rule breakers. Once we parked a car off of the parking pad area and were threatend with a $150 per tire fine if we did not move it, of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I went with my girlfriend and my parents, we took a pic nic and swam all day. my biggest suggestion take goggles!!! and a camera! my girlfriend isnt a strong swimmer and is a bit scared of the water, but couldn't resist going in! we took one of those noodles (floating bendy straw looking thing) and she held onto that... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The park it self is a wonderful and beautiful place, camping,diving,canoeing,swimming, everything !! But,,,, the staff, up to and including the so called manager are very arrogant and demeaning toward guest, they will be rude right to your face and then tell you that if you don't like it then don't come back. That is in my opinion no way... More

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