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Stunning place, peaceful and tranquil

Clear waters, loads of fish and lovely grounds to walk around. Would highly recommend a day out... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2019
mrsb0918
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Four Corners, Florida
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Awesome

This was the coolest place. We stayed in Ormond Beach and drove to the spring it was about 50 miles... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2019
marybB4329MS
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.
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Hwy 450, Ocala, FL 40929
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Clear waters, loads of fish and lovely grounds to walk around. Would highly recommend a day out here, was absolutely stunning ... photos don’t do it justice!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

This was the coolest place. We stayed in Ormond Beach and drove to the spring it was about 50 miles but worth the drive. It’s $6.00 per person to get in. We went snorkeling and saw amazing fish. Take a picnic lunch and you will...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank marybB4329MS
Reviewed March 19, 2019

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
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

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
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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
1  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
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cbm479
May 17, 2019|
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Response from FlaHarlock | Reviewed this property |
My favorite by far is Juniper Springs. The swimming hole in the spring is the deepest and it has a platform where you can dive in. Nice nature trail that follows the run. Serious hikers have access to Florida Trail that goes... More
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corona5
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.
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Brenda L
October 25, 2018|
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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.
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