Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Ocala, Florida area.
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Alexander Springs

There are only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and Alexander Springs is by far one of the easiest for visitors to enjoy. A broad and naturally ...

49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL, 32702
Blue Sink OHV Corral

Blue Sink is a beautiful spot in the Ocala National Forest, a sinkhole that's become a popular swimming hole. Parking area with OHV corral for the Oc ...

11990 SE NFR 14, Altoona, FL
Blue Spring State Park - Orange City

Blue Spring is the winter home to numerous endangered manatees, Blue Spring is 2,644 acres of enchantment. Temperatures in the spring run remain a con ...

2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL, 32763
Blue Springs Park

Blue Springs is a heavenly escape from everyday life and hurried vacations. Swim in the crystal-clear blue waters, walk the boardwalk to the Santa Fe ...

7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL, 32643
Carney Island Recreation & Conservation

In 1990, officials with Coca-Cola agreed to sell the Carney Island property to Marion County at a price below market value. The property was acquired ...

13275 SE 115th Avenue, Ocala, FL, 32179
Crystal River

Crystal River is known for snorkeling or swimming with the manatees, one of mother natures most amazing creatures. Kayak with dolphins, or take a fis ...

Please Visit Website for Details, Crystal River, FL
Devils Den Springs

Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a karst cavern. Located in Williston, Florida this c ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
Fanning Springs

Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years.. Swimming or snorkeling in the s ...

18020 NW Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL, 32693
Ginnie Springs

Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River in Florida. Each day, the 7 ...

7300 NE Ginnie Springs Rd, High Springs, FL, 32643
Hart Springs

Hart Springs is one of the Largest Spring-Fed Swimming Areas in the State of Florida. A scenic stroll on our half-mile long boardwalk will take you do ...

4240 SW 86th Ave, Bell, FL
Horseshoe Lake Park & Retreat

Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including: canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, a picnic area, horseshoes ...

23532 NE 110th Avenue, Fort McCoy, FL, 32134
Ichetucknee Springs

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of ...

12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, FL, 32038
Juniper Springs

Both beautiful and historic, Juniper Springs features a large campground plus one of the great swimming holes in the state, complete with a historic m ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Kelly Park/Rock Springs Run in Apopka

Rock Springs at Kelly Park in Apopka is Central Florida's natural lazy river. Rock Springs produces 26,000 gallons of crystal clear water every minute ...

400 E Kelly Park Rd., Apopka, FL, 32712
Kiwanis Beach

Kiwanis Beach, located on Lake Weir, is available for private group rentals. The swim beach and picnic area are available free to the public unless r ...

15380 SE 140th Avenue Road, Weirsdale, FL, 32195
KP Hole Park

The K.P. Hole is one of many public parks in Marion County Florida that highlights the natural beauty of the area. The entry into the park is framed b ...

9435 SW 190 Avenue Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Lafayette Blue Springs

Visitors can take a dip in the first magnitude spring, walk across the natural limestone bridge that crosses the spring run flowing into the iconic Su ...

799 NW Blue Spring Road, Mayo, FL, 32066
Manatee Springs

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim up ...

11650 NW 115 Street, Chiefland, FL, 32626
Mill Dam Recreation Area

The campground sits along the 168-acre Mill Dam Lake, and water activities are popular among campers and day-use visitors. Anglers come from all over ...

19657 East Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest, located north of Orlando, is the southernmost forest in the continental United States and protects the world's largest cont ...

Visit Website for Details, Ocala, FL
Poe Springs

This 202 acre public park is co-operated by Nature Quest and Alachua County. It is situated on the banks of the beautiful Santa Fe River. The major sp ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
Rainbow Springs State Park

Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and the Rainbow River is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and kayaking. Canoes and kayak ...

19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Salt Springs

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one of the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest. The recreation area is located in the lush, semi-tropical ...

13851 N. Hwy 19, Salt Springs, FL, 32134
Restrooms: Flush toilets and bathhouse
Silver Glen Springs

Located in the Ocala National Forest and operated by the US Forest Service, Silver Glen Springs is unique. The spring basin is littered with large St ...

5271 North Highway 19, Astor, FL, 32134
Restrooms: Portable toilets only
Troy Spring

This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Bring the family for an old fashioned swimm ...

674 NE Troy Springs Road, Branford, FL, 32008
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

Recently renamed to honor the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park has ...

18081 185th Road, Live Oak, FL, 32060