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 Recreation Area

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
Carney Island Recreation & Conservation

The site, which includes over 750+ acres of sandhill islands, causeways, wetland systems and shoreli ...

13275 SE 115th Avenue, Ocala, FL, 32179
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
Chaplin A. Dinkins, III Memorial Park

Chaplin A. Dinkins, III Memorial Park features a scenic park area on the river where the Rainbow and ...

Playground Features
12100 Palmetto Court, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
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
Clermont Chain of Lakes

This 11-lake chain includes Lake Minneola, Lake Minnehaha, Lake Winona, Lake Louisa, Lake Palatlakah ...

Crystal River

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

De Leon Springs State Park

The outstanding feature of the 625 acre park is the spring, overlooking beautiful Spring Garden Run, ...

601 Ponce de Leon Blvd, De Leon Springs, FL, 32130
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
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 Park and Camping

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

13800 NE 98th street, Fort McCoy, FL, 32134
Halfmoon Lake

Roughly shaped like a half moon, this large lake sits just southeast of Forest Corners and has a pri ...

FR 79-2, Ocala, FL
Hampton Beach

Hampton Beach offers swimming, picnicking and restrooms. Hampton Beach is available for private grou ...

14600 SE 134 St Rd, Ocklawaha, Florida, 34491
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
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
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 Recreation Area

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

KP Hole Park has been the year-round family destination for spending the day on the spring-fed Rainb ...

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
Lake Lillian Park

Features: - Pavilion - Picnic Tables - Playground - Walking Track

SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

Visitors can stroll along the Sand Hill Nature Trail for a self guided tour of the native Florida pl ...

8300 W State Road 46, Sanford, FL, 32771
Madison Blue Spring State Park

This crystal clear, first magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming and cave diving. About ...

8300 NE State Road 6, Lee, Florida, 32059
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

Located north of Gainesville, Poe Springs is the largest spring in Alachua County. It pumps 45 milli ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park

Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Sp ...

2860 State Park Road, Ponce de Leon Springs, Florida, 32455
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
Rum Island Spring and Park

Rum Island Park provides you with free access to the Santa Fe River and the beautiful, clear, freshw ...

1447 Southwest Rum Island Terrace, Fort White, Florida, 32038
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 Recreation Area

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 Recreation Area

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

Explore one of America’s largest and best loved springs from the park’s famous glass bottom boats an ...

5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Three Sisters Springs Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy a boardwalk around Three Sisters Springs and explore 57 acres with nature trails to view 5 nat ...

601 Three Sisters Springs Trail, Crystal River, Florida, 34429
Troy Spring State Park

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

674 NE Troy Springs Road, Branford, FL, 32008