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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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Very nice place!

If you visit, it's $5.50 per person. If you want to camp, it's $22.00. If you do camp, make sure to bring bug repellent- the mosquito's are hungry. The spring is pretty awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you visit, it's $5.50 per person. If you want to camp, it's $22.00. If you do camp, make sure to bring bug repellent- the mosquito's are hungry. The spring is pretty awesome. Although, there's nothing much more to see if you go diving or snorkeling. The water feels cold at first, but you get used to it fast. I... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexander Springs is a little slice of heaven. It sits in the middle of the Ocala National Forest. It is a naturally fed spring . The water is 72 degrees year round. The water is so clear you can see to the bottom of the springs. In addition this is a popular spot for the local scuba divers. There is... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have camped here twice and LOVE it! The campsites are pretty nice and spacious. Keep in mind that you are in the Ocala National Forest. Wildlife is everywhere! Keep your food in bear proof containers and clean your campsite of trash before leaving the campsite to hike, kayak, etc. and definitely before turning in for the night. The campgrounds... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexander Springs is located in the Ocala National Forest about and an hour and a half north of Orlando, Florida. It is one of the many natural springs that are prevalent on the Florida peninsula, and is a Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest. That means there's a restroom, showers, shop and paved parking lot, along with boardwalks and... More 

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Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had originally planned to visit Blue Spring, but it was full by half nine, so tried Alexander instead and was relieved there was still space nearly an hour later. the area is shady, exotic and natural, with trails and signs to be careful with bears - bins are bear proof, so they will be around! From the visitor centre you... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Monday in August. It was not over crowded but still had a good amount of folk at the small park. The water was cold and nice on a hot day. It is a smaller spring and has natural vegetation on two sides. Locals told me they see alligators swimming in the morning before people start swimming.... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wrote a review a year ago regarding Alexander Springs and it was not good. The reason is we put our kayaks in at the bridge nearby without entering the park and turned south, away from the spring. This was not good water, it was choked with grasses and almost impassible. We went again in July this year and again... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 August 23, 2016 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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