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De Leon Spring State Recreation Area

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De Leon Springs, FL
+1 386-985-5644
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make my own pancakes

this is a place that is really down to earth and old-fashioned to me great place to bring your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike B
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Refresh yourself

Oh how I can tell you about DeLeon Springs! Many a days back when I was a youngster, my... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
Michelle G
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Located on the eastern side of Lake Woodruff in the National Wildlife Refuge, this park offers outdoor fun, restaurants and picnic areas.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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De Leon Springs, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a place that is really down to earth and old-fashioned to me great place to bring your children have a park to go swimming canoeing kayaking and a little restaurant where you can make your own pancakes eggs French toast very good experience...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Oh how I can tell you about DeLeon Springs! Many a days back when I was a youngster, my grandparents would take me there to enjoy a day of swimming and relaxation. This swimming area is where my oldest son learned to swim and swam...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This place is tucked away off the main road in Deland, but it's worth the visit. The springs are around 70 degrees year-round, and there is an area for swimming/sunbathing/picnicking. There are several bike and hiking trails surrounding the springs, one of which (that isn't...More

Thank TravelRaen
Reviewed February 19, 2017

The park is quiet, beautiful old trees, flowers in bloom, waterfall, museum so full of information. Just wonderful sitting watch people watching the birds, squirrels,and fish. Manatees came up the canal and were playing in front of everyone, very active that day. The grounds are...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Don't forget to walk through the woods. See the 500 year old tree. The walk is not that long but nice. Take the boat ride.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Spend the day or just a few hours, either way, it is well worth it. This location offers so many options; a picnic in the park, hiking trails, a dip in the pool (natural spring water), a boat tour, and so much more, whatever you...More

Thank lilmoeco2002
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Looking for a good way to enjoy a relaxing day in a natural spring? Look no further. Ponce De Leon is said to have found the Fountain of Youth, right here, many moons ago. We found it this weekend. Hopefully, you will too. The 72...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Many people were enjoying the springs, but it was a bit too cool for us! Will try again next another day!

Thank DiscountDuo
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I took my son here on Labor Day because its closest to us and just to introduce him to the springs. We are nature enthusiasts so we loved the view and overall atmosphere. He wouldn't get in all the way because it was cold but...More

Thank India H
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

De Leon has a very nice swimming area, park like views, and a family friendly atmosphere that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Yes, the crowd is a mix of young and old, rich and poor. Snorkeling and cave diving are available.

Thank Jonnyjetprop
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April M
May 10, 2016|
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Response from James E | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. here is camping info from their web page.............Camping Florida's state parks have plenty of options for camping throughout the state. Full-facility campsites for tent campers and RVers include water... More