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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) 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
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
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
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
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
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
We love this place. We took our 5-year-old daughter there and unlike most other springs the water gets deep gradually, so she could walk out up to her chest rather than automatically being in 8 feet or more water. The water is cold and refreshing,...More
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
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 is COLD! But so refreshing Plus you dive down to the spring feed bring a mask or goggles. Lots of picnic tables and grills.