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Address: Ocala, FL 40929
Phone Number: 352-669-3153
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Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.

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Cold Springs

Our first trip to swim in the springs was to Alexander Springs. Plenty of parking, clean grounds, shade trees and picnic tables were all there. The springs were cold at first but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Catleon03
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My lady and I met up with some friends here for the first time and loved it. Great day outdoors. Super Clear water. Sunny day. Pet vultures. Lol. Grilling food. Friendly workers and other visitors. We even took a nice walk on a trail on the other side of the water. Nature at its best. Wasn't sure what I expected... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first trip to swim in the springs was to Alexander Springs. Plenty of parking, clean grounds, shade trees and picnic tables were all there. The springs were cold at first but you get used to it. A very pretty place to visit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent spring to visit for swimming and snorkeling. The swimming area looks like a tropical lagoon, with only one side having a cement wall (unlike some other springs which can look more like a municipal pool) and the far side has beautiful thick tropical foliage. There was no lifeguard on duty the day we visited. Definitely bring... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to cool off in central Florida in August. The year round 72 degree water temp was perfect. Paddled to 52 landing and back 12 miles was labor intensive and adventurous in the unspoiled wilderness of the Alexander creek. Bring plenty of water! A perfect place to view wildlife.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The springs are a nice place to take a break from the heat that is Florida in August. The water is clear and cold. We all felt so relaxed after swimming in the spring for a couple of hours. There are picnic tables and grills available. There is a camp store with snacks and drinks, charcoal and lighter fluid but... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice choice for the kids this summer. They had a blast and was very relaxing for the adults. The water was so clear. Very beautiful spot for the afternoon.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The younger kids like this spring because a large portion of the swim area is less than 5 feet deep, so when they want to take a break from snorkeling the spring hole or the mangroves, they can fool around and do water hand stands and somersaults. Lots of share near BBQ stands makes this park lovely on a hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second spring of four this weekend and it was amazing. It was a very large spring so there was enough space for everyone to swim, snorkel, float on tubes, and play around. The spring was shallow enough for the little kids to play in and see fish. The camp sites were very large and spread out which... More 

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Altoona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The springs are cold but feels so good! Lots of places to set up for the day and bbq. Shallow enough for little kids.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I am an instructor with local shop. Use this place to train beginner scuba divers. Depth 20 feet, fresh water. Come early, gets crowded and parking limited. Good for water fun, picnics, families and friends.

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