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De Leon Springs State Park

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FL 32130
+1 386-985-4212
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This is like stepping back in time, very old Florida, crystal clear water & wildlife everywhere... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beautiful park

We had a wonderful time here. There is a large natural fed spring, with swimming. The water is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Swim or tube in the refreshing 72-degree spring-fed pool, Ponce De Leon's fabled Fountain of Youth, just a few steps away from the Griddle House. Walk the nature trail or explore the winding, swamp-edging Wild Persimmon hiking trail. Enjoy pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area” (15 reviews)
“sugar mill” (27 reviews)
“boat tour” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
FL 32130
+1 386-985-4212

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is like stepping back in time, very old Florida, crystal clear water & wildlife everywhere, such a great time! The water is cold but it doesn't take long to adjust, bring your snorkel & mask, love it!

Thank Magicfan2301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time here. There is a large natural fed spring, with swimming. The water is between 72-74 degrees, always. There are canoe, kayak, and paddle boat rentals at very reasonable prices. There is plenty of shade, and plenty of sun, so everyone...More

1  Thank NicoleMarieTeresa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful state park with 72 degree spring and a sugar mill restaurant where you can make your own pancakes and eggs on a hot griddle in the middle of the table. This park also offers several nature trails, kayak rentals, boat tours, swimming, and fishing.

1  Thank Ann L
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Our car club reserved a pavilion for the annual picnic. Park is very pretty and shaded. The parking is not very well marked, attendant entrance collecting $6/car pointed to where our pavilion was at - however the road signs indicated the parking was the other...More

Thank GwenL1
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We went on the Pontoon ride which was very reasonable at $14/person, saw gators and manatees, along w/ many bird and plant species. So serene and beautiful on the water. Very interesting history and little museum. Sugar Mill restaurant was superb also!

Thank Shannon Q
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

When we go to the gate the lady wouldn't speak at all. When we bought the tickets for the tour she was rude. The tour guide was a smart *ss to everybody. It was cool to see all of the gators for us and the...More

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Nice to see some real America away from the thee parks . We swam in the spring which was very cold but worth it. We enjoyed cooking our own pancakes at the mill and had plenty of choice and food.There was a boat ride you...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed March 15, 2017

While visiting friends in Florida, they said we have to take you to a great place. The place was De Leon Spring State Park. State Park rates apply for entry. You can eat, swim, walk, picnic, canoe, etc. There is something for everyone. The Old...More

1  Thank myjd65
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The de Leon State Park is a place with many attractions! Tour the undisturbed backlands and see gators, birds, and maybe manatees. Heron, ibis, egrets abound, and the alligators are pretty numerous as well. Before taking the boat ride register with the Sugar Mill for...More

2  Thank Elaine9501
Reviewed March 13, 2017

DeLeon Springs State Park is a favorite meeting place for our friends who come to Florida for business & don't want to spend all their time in Orlando. It's about an hour from St Augustine & an hour from Orlando. State park rates apply for...More

2  Thank Ell D
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May 18, 2017|
Response from Brocketo6 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's a two hour tour and you would have to contact the park about when they run. We did not take the tour as we were just visiting for a short while. We will do the tour next time we go. They also have kayaks for... More