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 gently sloped spring pool becomes a natural water park when visitors come to picnic, swim, and play. The water is a constant 72°F and extraordinarily clear. Ripples play across the sand bottom as small fish dart about. Surrounded by a floodplain forest of maples, sweetgum, and cabbage palms, this recreation area feels almost tropical.
Operational Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM daily; may close earlier seasonally. Campers have 24 hour access to the gates with an access code.
Rentals & Guides: Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the concession stand. Livery service for pick-up is also available if you've brought your own kayak to launch into Alexander Run.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the concession stand. Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Closest Towns: Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located between Astor and Altoona to the east of SR 19 and the west of the St. Johns River and CR 445-A.
Water: Potable water available
Restroom: Flush toilets and bathhouse
Water Adventures: Rentals, Snorkeling/Diving
49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL, 32702