We visited two springs in the Ocala area; we enjoyed both, but they were VERY different. Alexander Springs is more natural; Juniper Springs is more like a spring-fed pool. Both cost about $5 per head. If you are there to snorkel, Alexander Springs is more interesting. Both have plant growth at the bottom of some areas; it is sandy in others. Juniper Springs has a long, wide ledge; if you do not choose to swim, you can sit or stand with your feet in the water. Both have restroom facilities. The little store at Juniper Springs seemed better stocked. The CCC history of Juniper Springs will be interesting to some. There are nature trails at both. There's a raised area over a deep area at Juniper Springs -- fun for jumping or diving. Plenty of room for a picnic at either.
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