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Everyone had a great time! It was nice having a life guard there. My only big concern was the... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Mount Dora, Florida
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A terrific paddle in the forest!

This was our second year in a row purchasing the Ocala National Forest Recreation Area Pass annual... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Merritt Island, Florida
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Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.
Hwy 450, Ocala, FL 40929
+1 352-669-3153
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second year in a row purchasing the Ocala National Forest Recreation Area Pass annual passes for the 3 of us. The annual pass includes admission to Salt Springs, Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs and Silver Glen Springs. These springs are located in a...More

Thank MaeHem50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time going and this place is great, you can sit beside the swimming area , the water is beautiful so much good to say about the place

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The springs in the Ocala area are a uniquely beautiful aspect of interior central Florida. They are as opposites to the theme parks as one can get here. Especially in the warmer part of the year they are a cool respite from the heat. Alexander...More

1  Thank drwsurf
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

1) the park is overcrowded on weekends 2) they don't seem to be capable of updating information on their website 3) the spring is very small and most places are only a few feet deep Honestly you're better off going to a real spring than...More

Thank TammyE307
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

It costs $6 per PERSON, so it is expensive for what it is. It is nice and shallow for a long time, good for littles, and my kids enjoyed snorkeling and seeing little fish. Only one smallish entry point, and super duper crowded with the...More

Thank evah399
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We revisited the park after 20 years and found it to be just as beautiful as when we were last there. The crystal clear, cool water was inviting on a hot afternoon.We had a picnic lunch on one of the many tables scattered around the...More

Thank VAcruiselover
Reviewed July 23, 2018

From the clear blue cold water. To the lovely stroll down the wooden walkway around the spring. Plus taking a quiet paddle in a the stream with a kayak. There is a lot more tables and grills then there their use to be. But what...More

3  Thank kim t
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Going to Alexander Springs was the highlight of our vacation to Daytona Beach. My family and I aren't a big fan of crowded beaches and all the craziness of places like Daytona, Myrtle Beach, etc. But, we had a free place to stay, so we...More

16  Thank RockyTopRocker
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Everyone had a great time! It was nice having a life guard there. My only big concern was the large number of vultures everywhere. They were not afraid of people and it seemed very dangerous and unsanitary. They need to be removed! You need to...More

1  Thank markbV4491VF
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The water is not seep in places so you can go wading. it is very clean water and there is a shower in there bathroom for after your swim.

2  Thank Caroline G
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October 18, 2018|
Response from kim t | Reviewed this property |
Only cash to get in the park its self. All the rest like food or concession stand you can use a credit card.
August 10, 2018|
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Response from kim t | Reviewed this property |
You can canoe in Alexander Springs. Once you walk down to the spring look to your LEFT there is a walk down to launch a canoe. Follow the stream around. Lots of turtles and fishes! Just so RELAXING!!!!! Just remember water... More
Katrina M
June 26, 2018|
Response from Katt0914 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to call and make a reservation