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 eas ...

49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL, 32702
Beakman Lake

Boat launch and fishing on Beakman Lake, one of the many lakes in the southern Ocala National Forest ...

SR 40, Ocala National Forest, FL, 32102
Blue Sink OHV Corral

Blue Sink is a beautiful spot in the Ocala National Forest, a sinkhole that's become a popular swimm ...

11990 SE NFR 14, Altoona, FL, 32702
Blue Spring State Park - Orange City

Blue Spring is the winter home to numerous endangered manatees, Blue Spring is 2,644 acres of enchan ...

2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL, 32763
Buck Lake

Buck Lake Group Camp provides primitive camping for groups up to 50. Campers have access to Buck Lak ...

SR 40, Ocala National Forest, FL, 32102
Carney Island Recreation & Conservation

In 1990, officials with Coca-Cola agreed to sell the Carney Island property to Marion County at a pr ...

13275 SE 115th Avenue, Ocala, FL, 32179
Restrooms: Yes
Chain of Lakes

The Chain of Lakes runs north-south through the prairies and scrub of the Ocala National Forest, lyi ...

SR 40, Ocala National Forest, FL, 32102
Clearwater Lake Recreation Area

With a shaded campground, a day use picnic area and beach, and a nature trail throughout the pine wo ...

24511 CR 42, Paisley, FL, 32767
Crystal River

Crystal River is known for snorkeling or swimming with the manatees, one of mother natures most amaz ...

Devils Den Springs

Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
Restrooms: Yes
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory i ...

4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL, 34446
Fanning Springs

Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for th ...

18020 NW Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL, 32693
Farles Prairie Recreation Area

Set along the shores of Farles Lake, this recreation area is a launch point for outdoor adventures, ...

SR 19 and CR 445-A, Ocala, FL, 32702
Fore Lake Recreation Area

Bounded by marshes, this lake in the Big Scrub is an excellent spot for birding from the shores of F ...

Fore Lake, Ocala, FL, 34488
Ginnie Springs

Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks o ...

7300 NE Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL, 32643
Gores Landing

Gores Landing is located in northeast Marion County and offers primitive camping, a boat ramp, restr ...

13800 NE 98th street, Fort McCoy, FL, 32134
Hart Springs

Hart Springs is one of the Largest Spring-Fed Swimming Areas in the State of Florida. A scenic strol ...

4240 SW 86th Avenue, Bell, FL, 32619
Horseshoe Lake Park & Retreat

Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including: canoeing, swi ...

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

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joi ...

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 swimm ...

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 ...

400 E Kelly Park Road, Apopka, FL, 32712
Kiwanis Beach

Kiwanis Beach, located on Lake Weir, is available for private group rentals. The swim beach and pic ...

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 beaut ...

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 ...

799 NW Blue Spring Road, Mayo, FL, 32066
Lake Bryant

Lake Bryant is one of the larger lakes in the Ocala National Forest, very popular for boating and fi ...

Levy Hammock Road, Ocala, FL
Lake Eaton

A large, shallow lake cradled by the Big Scrub, Lake Eaton offers many distinctive faces. As a seaso ...

6464 NE 171th Avenue Road, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Lake Jumper

North of Forest Corners off CR 314-A, Lake Jumper is a moderate sized lake just to the south of Lake ...

Lake Jumper, Ocala, FL
Lake Kerr

Boat ramp access and fishing pier at Moorehead Park for Lake Kerr, one of Marion County's largest la ...

Lake Kerr, Ocala, FL
Manatee Springs

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool wa ...

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 ...

19657 East Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Moss Bluff - North and South

Moss Bluff is one of Marion County's most popular fishing destinations! A fishing pier is located a ...

16298 SE 95th Place, Ocklawaha, FL, 32179
Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural a ...

13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL, 34241
Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest, located north of Orlando, is the southernmost forest in the continental U ...

Poe Springs

This 202 acre public park is co-operated by Nature Quest and Alachua County. It is situated on the b ...

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, sn ...

19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Ray Wayside Park - Ocala Boat Basin

Ray Wayside Park (Ocala Boat Basin) is located in eastern Marion County just off State Road 40. ...

9564 NE 28th Lane, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrest Blue Springs State Park

The park contains a collection of natural springs, including a large second magnitude spring that pr ...

7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL, 32643
Salt Springs

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one of the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest. The rec ...

13851 N. Hwy 19, Salt Springs, FL, 32134
Silver Glen Springs

Located in the Ocala National Forest and operated by the US Forest Service, Silver Glen Springs is u ...

5271 North Highway 19, Astor, FL, 32134
Silver Springs State Park

Located in the central and charming Ocala, Florida, Silver Springs State Park has been a natural lan ...

5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Troy Spring

This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba d ...

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 ...

18081 185th Road, Live Oak, FL, 32060