Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Lake County and Sumter County, 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 easiest for visitors to enjoy. A broad and naturally ...

Area: North Lake County
49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL
Restrooms: Restrooms and bathhouse
Blue Spring State Park

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
Blue Springs Park (High Springs)

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
Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs

Florida's only spring fed waterpark! Enjoy our white sandy beach, thrilling flume rides, beach volleyball, lazy river ride, Lil' Mates Cove and muc ...

6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL
Clermont Chain of Lakes

This 11-lake chain includes Lake Minneola, Lake Minnehaha, Lake Winona, Lake Louisa, Lake Palatlakaha, Lake Hiawatha, Wilson Lake, Lake Susan, Lake Cr ...

Area: South Lake County
De Leon Springs State Park

The outstanding feature of the 625 acre park is the spring, overlooking beautiful Spring Garden Run, producing 19 million gallons of water a day at 72 ...

601 Ponce de Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs, FL
Restrooms: Restrooms are conveniently located near all park facili...
Devil's Den

Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many e ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL
Harris Chain of Lakes

The Harris Chain of Lakes includes Lake Beauclaire, Lake Dora, Lake Eustis, Lake Griffin, Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, and Lake Yale. These lakes ...

Area: North Lake County
Hickory Point Recreational Facility

Hickory Point Park is a perfect destination for a day's outing. Guest can enjoy the swimming beach, boardwalks, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue gri ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Lake County
27341 State Road 19, Tavares, FL, 32778
Restrooms: Yes
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
Juniper Springs

Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best known recreation areas on the East Coast. Located ...

26701 East Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL
Lake Panasoffkee

Lake Panasoffkee is a spring fed lake, therefore waters are shallow (rarely exceeding 4 feet). The lake is over 4,000 acres, and is accessible by the ...

Area: Sumter County
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 ...

Free: Yes
28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, FL
Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and, from the 1930s through the 1970s, was the site of a popular, privately-owned attraction. The R ...

19158 South West 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL
Rock Springs at Kelly Park

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
Salt Springs

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest, with a spectacular natural mineral spring that gives the are ...

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

As the sun shines, rainbows play across the bottom of the crystal-clear spring basin at Silver Glen Springs, a beautiful spot along the edge of the Bi ...

Area: North Lake County
5271 Florida 19, Salt Springs, FL
Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park is conveniently located along Lake Minneola, nestled between East Avenue and Eighth Street. Passing through the park is "Rails to Tra ...

Free: Yes
Area: South Lake County
100 3rd Street, Clermont, FL, 34711
Restrooms: Yes
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring -- the only one of its kind in the world -- and one of Florida’s oldest and most unique roadside attractions. For ...

6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL
Wekiva Falls Water Park

This natural sulfur spring features two water slides as well as a DJ on the weekends! Other activities include Kayaking, Fishing, and More! The sw ...

Area: North Lake County
30700 Wekiva River Rd, Sorrento, FL, 32776
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan ...

1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL