Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Gainesville, Florida area.
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Blue Grotto

Come to Blue Grotto and discover the rich beauty and thrilling experience of diving the largestclear water cavern in Florida.   Located deep in the he ...

3852 NE 172nd Court, Williston, Fl, 32696
Bob's River Place

A popular swimming hole on the Suwannee River. There are extraordinary rope swings with multiple choice of different platform heights to jump from sma ...

2878 NE 340 Hwy, Branford, Florida, 32008
Devil's Den

Devil's Den Spring is a privately owned scuba diving training center. We offer snorkeling 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. No certification is necessa ...

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 thousands of years. Fanning Springs now produces les ...

18020 N.W. Highway 19,, Fanning Springs, Florida, 32693
Gilchrist Blue Springs Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is the newest addition to Florida State Parks! The park contains a collection of natural springs, including a large ...

7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL, 32643
Ginnie Springs

Located on the Santa Fe River in High Springs Florida, Ginnie Springs is one of the clearest springs in Florida. The 72-degree water is perfect for ri ...

5000 NE 60th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
Hart Springs Park and Campground

Come make a big splash at Hart Springs! Cool off in the crystal clear waters of our designated swimming area with your favorite raft or tube. The year ...

4240 SW 86th Avenue, Bell, FL
Holden Park

Holden Pond is a 51-acre lake southeast of the town of Hawthorne. Outdoor facilities at Holden Pond include a small picnic area with a covered shelter ...

9725 Holden Park Road, Hawthorne, Florida, 32640
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, Florida, 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 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, Florida
Lafayette Blue Springs

Visitors can take a dip in the first magnitude spring, walk across the natural limestone bridge that crosses the spring run flowing into the iconic Su ...

799 N.W. Blue Spring Road, Mayo, Florida, 32066
Manatee Springs

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim up ...

11650 NW 115 Street, Chiefland, Florida, 32626
Poe Springs Park

The spring basin is accessible either from the Santa Fe River, or from a boardwalk 1,000 feet from the parking area. The basin is up to 25 feet deep. ...

Free: Yes
28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, Fl, 32643
Rainbow Springs

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring ...

8 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park in Apopka

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, 32712
Rum Island Springs

 River access, boat ramp, picnicking areas, and the pure, natural spring where you can snorkel, dive, swim and canoe.

Rum Island Springs County Park, Fort White, Florida
Salt Springs

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one of the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest. The recreation area is located in the lush, semi-tropical ...

13851 N. Hwy 19, Salt Springs, FL, 32134
Santa Fe Canoe Outpost

Rent a canoe or kayak (single or double). Stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are available as well. You can also bring your own and us pick you up at your ...

Silver Glen Springs

Located in the Ocala National Forest and operated by the US Forest Service, Silver Glen Springs is unique. The spring basin is littered with large Str ...

5271 North Highway 19, Astor, FL, 32134
Silver Springs

Since the 19th century, Silver Springs has been one of Florida’s most treasured landscapes. As one of the largest artesian springs ever discovered, au ...

5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Troy Spring

This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Bring the family for an old fashioned swimm ...

674 N.E. Troy Springs Road, Branford, Florida, 32008
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 ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL, 34606
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

Recently renamed to honor the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park has ...

18081 185th Road, Live Oak, Florida, 32060