Swim in a Natural Florida Spring

Take a dip in one of the hundreds of natural springs in Florida.

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  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Exp Required

    None
  • Price Range

    $10 to $50
  • Uniqueness

    6
  • Complexity

    Simple
  • Min Number

    1
  • Age Range

    Toddler, Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult, and Senior
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Description

Swim in a Natural Florida Spring

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Florida is home to hundreds of beautiful springs and each has unique qualities. Most offer an area for swimming and snorkeling. Many offer kayak/paddle rentals (or a free launch) and camping. And some offer activities like tubing or cave diving. Some springs are free, while others have a modest entry fee and others are quite expensive. There is a Florida spring for everyone it seems. Here are a few examples:

Poe Springs – can be accessed for free by land and water, it is quiet, has a swimming area and also has an underwater cave.

Ichetucknee Springs – is accessed for a small fee but offers many activities. Visitors can swim in the headsprings, try to dive into the Blue Hole (underwater cave) or can rent kayaks/paddleboards/tubes to go down the river.

Manatee Springs – is accessed for a small fee and offers swimming in the head springs and kayak rentals with access to the Suwanee River. It also offers and underwater cave.

Rainbow Springs – is accessed for a small fee and offers a large swimming area and rentals with access to the river. There are also tubing options.

Three Sisters Springs – is unique in that visitors can only access the water in the springs via the water (kayaking/paddleboarding/swimming). Visitors can view the springs from a boardwalk entrance, but can not access the water from the board walk. For visitors wanting to access the water one can paddle from Hunter Springs nearby for free.

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Jamie & Skylar

We love to travel and explore. We visit a lot of off the beaten path destinations. We hike, paddleboard and climb- we are up for trying new activities!

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Location:

Spring Name, Florida

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Price

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Time of the day

Day, Morning, Afternoon

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Duration

1 to 4 hours

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Date Start

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Date End

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Season

Spring, Summer

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Children

NO

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Family

YES

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Adults

YES

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Indoor

NO

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Outdoor

YES

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At Home

NO

Resources & Materials

All of the things you need to enjoy this activity

Bathing Suits

Put on your favorite bathing suit for enjoying the sun and water.

Optional Resources & Materials

Optional things you can bring to enjoy more

Camera

Any activity is complimented by bringing your camera along.

Cooler

Use a cooler to keep your food and drinks cold.

Kayak

A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is typically propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle

Paddle Board

Paddle Board or Stand-up Paddle Board. Propelled by a swimming motion using their arms while lying, kneeling, or standing.

Sun Glasses

Protect your eyes form the sun.

Underwater Camera

A camera specifically built to take photos underwater.

Tips & Tricks

Use these tips & Tricks provided by our contributors to best enjoy this activity

Check the weather

Check the weather before you plan your trip.

Wear Sunscreen

Make sure to bring and wear sunscreen while enjoying you time at the springs.

Before

Things to do before you get started.

Look up the directions for the springs you re going to. Make a copy of the directions in case you do not have mobile coverage.

Pack snacks and supplies the night before so you are ready for your adventure.

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After

Things to do after your activity.

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch or dinner.

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