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, 32702
Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring is the winter home to numerous endangered manatees, Blue Spring is 2,644 acres of enchantment. The spring's crystal clear, 73-degree water ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL, 32763
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 ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL, 32643
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, 32130
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 ...

Type of Day Trip: Other
5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
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, 32038
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, 34488
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, 32643
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, 34432
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 ...

Area: Apopka
400 E Kelly Park Road, Apopka, FL, 32712
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, 32134
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, 32134
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

Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL, 34606
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 Road, 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 ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL, 32712