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Love nature. Nice trail. Fun campground

Great place to visit, short hike, snorkel (cold spring fed water), kayak, or camp. Kayaking can be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dr Linda S
Central Florida
Alexander Springs

One of the four springs out of Ocala, its 10 miles from Clearwater Lake trailhead. Lots of birds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coral Springs, 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 1 week ago

Great place to visit, short hike, snorkel (cold spring fed water), kayak, or camp. Kayaking can be and out and back short trip, or longer is you know where to go and shuttle. Friendly people in semi-"Primitive" campground. A bit remote which is great for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dr Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the four springs out of Ocala, its 10 miles from Clearwater Lake trailhead. Lots of birds and wildlife, the water is crystal clear and a constant 72 degrees.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 387indy
Reviewed February 2, 2019

While this is a National Forest Service site, it is privately managed. A sign of our times. Regardless, the place is beautiful with a range of outdoor activities including swimming in the crystal clear waters of the springs. I’m from the mountains, so 72 degree...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wayne-Librarian
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Alexander Springs is a great stop on the Florida Trail. Just over 10 beautiful miles from Clearwater Lake trailhead. You will see lakes, a creek with footbridges, amazing landscapes, and tons of wildlife. Several great places to camp along the trail as well. If you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is one of Florida's springs that attracts families all summer. Like all Florida springs, the water is a constant 72* , which is chilly, and more than 15 minutes exposure can bring on early stages of hypothermia. So keep the kids within view. Facilities...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve E
Reviewed November 23, 2018

I never saw such clear water. There are plenty of things to do from swimming to boating and fishing.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pat D
Reviewed November 13, 2018

It was our first time camping for my family, it was a great experience and we love this place, extremely clean, very friendly staff. The swimming was awesome, planning to go back in Jan 2019.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rosaray A
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Alexander Springs has many sites to choose from, and most provide a level of privacy. The canoe run is great, and the spring is very nice with a well-maintained beach area. It's a great, inexpensive place to spend a few days.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank JDubsDeBary
Reviewed October 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank MaeHem50
Reviewed September 19, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michael C
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November 15, 2018|
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Response from Caroline G | Reviewed this property |
no not all all. you will only find mosquitoes in the woods.
Brenda L
October 25, 2018|
Response from evah399 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer to that. We were just there for the day! You could probably call them, though.
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.