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Lovely activity for a relaxing day

Floating down the river was so relaxing. Stopping off at the springs was a little cold this time of... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
ladymellott
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Ashland, Ohio
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Great Springs, but not for everyone

The Springs are beautiful & a great way to spend the day. Staff was friendly & helpful. We... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
hankelanie
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Georgia
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This diver's paradise offers shallow spring, river and cave diving.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They use to be more of a hidden gem. Not so much anymore but I love it !! Great place for kids. Beautiful springs of course

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Realshit
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was my first time camping outside and I loved it. I did not know what to expect and it was a bit overwhelming at first but I settled in quick. Floating down the river was such an amazing experience and very relaxing. will defiantly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Floating down the river was so relaxing. Stopping off at the springs was a little cold this time of year, but all in all it was a fun visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladymellott
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I have mixed reviews. Diving - great. Operation- seriously regimented! My dive club went here for Halloween camping/diving. The Galaxy Dive was awesome, as were the caverns. But, the workers are very regimented about everything. In scuba, I get it. But everything else was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tb-tony
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

The Springs are beautiful & a great way to spend the day. Staff was friendly & helpful. We visited in October & didn't experience long lines or wait times. Camp ground is nice, however it does seem like party central. Loud music played all night...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hankelanie
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This was a great adventure would not advise for children but a fun trip for adults. The river was flooded a bit so we were not able to make the entire trip but had lots of fun and the springs are beautiful. he live alligators...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jill K
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Good scuba diving with multiple locations. Fun environment, laid back staff. Rented tanks on site- super easy.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank priscyllamo
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This place is a complete and utter rip off. DO NOT GO HERE. There are other, beautiful springs to visit without this headache. We traveled to Florida in late July and wanted to see the sites. After waiting for 1-1/2 hours in line for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank HaikuValorie
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We have been diving and swimming at Ginnie for years and continue to enjoy every trip. We do avoid summer holidays because of the large crowds. The water is beautiful and the grounds are maintained moderately well. There is an ample staff to assist when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank stevelY6014LD
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Lol well first off to Blake E. If you watch some YouTube videos people go treasure hunting for the stuff people throw in these springs so about all that, these springs are always this way of everything you’ve mentioned! I love this place it’s anazing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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charleyjoe
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Tropical L | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The water temp is Always...72 degrees year round. So in November in NE Florida it will be cold. Wear spandex top and leggins, and swimmers shoes. That would help a lot. Getting out will be brisk and cold and you won't... More
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Mandy L
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Tropical L | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mandy L., There is no charge to get into the park. Cost for Tubing-Adult: $14.02..included tax the last time we were there last year. Go in lodge to pay. Tubes are separate...they rent for $5. per day. We recommend... More
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Christy J
June 12, 2018|
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They allow service dogs. As long as you have paperwork and you can prove it is a service dog.
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NoleGirl0923
Sarasota, Florida
Places to paddle board? Springs? Crystal River? (1 Replies)
Hello, My husband and I are looking to go paddle boarding for a couple of nights/days. We live on the west coast of Florida so we don't want to do a beach location. We're thinking Ginnie Springs, Homosassa Springs, Crystal River, or Rainbow River. Does anyone have any recommendations? How about lodging in these areas? We will have our 4 year old with us, too. Thanks in advance!
May 28, 2013|
charleyjoe
Waynesville, Missouri
Ginnie Springs in Early November? (0 Replies)
How is Ginnie Springs in early November for swimming & snorkeling? Warm? Cold? Crowded? Thank you.
August 20, 2018|
soonerborn&bred
South East Oklahoma
Ginnie Springs vs. Ichetucknee (4 Replies)
Considering both of these places for snorkeling and tubing for Labor Day weekend. We're coming from Oklahoma and limited on time. Any recommendations?
May 17, 2006|
Response fromtalleigh|
If you drink, go to ginie springs. alcohol os prohibbited at ichtnetuckne. also the water is warmer in ginnie springs and it has the caves. if you don't mind college kids flaoting kegs down the river and playing beer pong all night...you will enjoy it more. It is shorter though...