Gainesville

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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Alexander Springs

Only 27 first-magnitude springs exist in Florida, and Alexander Springs is by far one of the easiest ...

49525 County Rd 445, Altoona, FL, 32702
Blue Grotto

Come to Blue Grotto and discover the rich beauty and thrilling experience of diving the largestclear ...

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

**CLOSED FOR 2021 SEASON** Will be reopening spring of 2022. A popular swimming hole on the Suwan ...

2878 NE 340 Hwy, Branford, FL, 32008
Colclough Pond Nature Park

A short walk on a shady trail leads to Colclough (pronounced “Coke-lee”) Pond where visitors can enj ...

2315 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
DeLeon Springs

The outstanding feature of the 625 acre park is the spring, overlooking beautiful Spring Garden Run, ...

601 Ponce de Leon Blvd, DeLeon Springs, FL, 32130
Devil's Den

Devil's Den Spring is a privately owned scuba diving training center. We offer snorkeling 7 days a ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
Fanning Springs

Located along the meandering Suwannee River, Fanning Springs is an inviting source of cool, clear cr ...

18020 N.W. Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL, 32693
Ginnie Springs

Located on the Santa Fe River in High Springs Florida, Ginnie Springs is one of the clearest springs ...

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

Hart Springs has one of the Largest Spring-Fed Swimming Areas in the State of Florida. Hart Springs ...

4240 SW 86th Avenue, Bell, FL, 32619
Holden Park

Holden Pond is a 51-acre lake southeast of the town of Hawthorne. Outdoor facilities at Holden Pond ...

9725 Holden Park Road, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Ichetucknee Springs

Traveling the pristine waters of the Ichetucknee River is the perfect outing, whether you’re looking ...

12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, FL, 32038
Juniper Springs

Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best-known recreation areas on the East Coast. Located betw ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
KP Hole Park

KP Hole Park has been the year-round family destination for spending the day on the spring-fed Rainb ...

9435 SW 190th Ave, Dunellon, FL, 34432
Kulaqua Retreat and Conference Center

*Open for Groups by reservation. Kulaqua’s unique and diversified property includes a wide variety o ...

23400 NW 212th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

Visitors can take a dip in the first magnitude spring, walk across the natural limestone bridge that ...

799 N.W. Blue Spring Road, Mayo, FL, 32066
Lake Alice

Lake Alice is a signature feature of the University of Florida campus.   It is a proven sanctuary to ...

Lake Alice on Museum Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Lindsey Phillips Park

The park is owned and maintained by the City of Hawthorne. Locate on Johnson Lake. Boat Ramp Fi ...

6905 SE U.S. Highway 301, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Little River Springs

The spring run is approximately 150 feet long with a cave system that is more than 1,200 feet long. ...

1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, FL, 32064
Lochloosa Park

Lochloosa Park has nearly 450 feet of undeveloped shoreline, with a boardwalk and gazebo for wildlif ...

16204 SE 207th Lane, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Manatee Springs

Manatee Springs State Park proves boardwalks aren’t only for the beach. The park's 800-foot boardwal ...

11650 NW 115 Street, Chiefland, FL, 32626
Mayo - Suwannee River Rendezvous

The Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort & Campground is home to Convict Spring. Convict Spring is a nat ...

828 NE Primrose Road, Mayo, FL, 32066
Newnans Lake

Newnans Lake (5,800 acres), designated as a Fish Management Area, is located about two miles east of ...

Newnans Lake - Route 20, Gainesville, FL
O'Leno State Park

One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservati ...

410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, FL, 32643
Orlando - Wekiva Falls RV Water Park

Our natural sulfur spring is warm and features two water slides as well as a DJ on the weekends! Sto ...

30700 Wekiva River Road, Sorrento, FL, 32776
Poe Springs Park

The spring basin is accessible either from the Santa Fe River, or from a boardwalk 1,000 feet from t ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, Fl, 32643
Rainbow Springs

The headsprings is an aquatic preserve and offers a designated swimming area. Visitors may feel that ...

8 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
River Rise State Preserve Park

The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in Rive ...

373 Southwest US Highway 27, Fort White, FL, 32643
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park in Apopka

Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round), full-service concession, ...

400 E Kelly Park Road, Apopka, FL, 32712
Rum Island Springs

Rum Island Park provides you with free access to the Santa Fe River and the beautiful, clear, freshw ...

1447 Southwest Rum Island Terrace, Fort White, FL, 32038
Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

As the newest addition to Florida State Parks! This park contains a collection of natural springs, i ...

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

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest, with a spe ...

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

Lake Santa Fe is designated by the State of Florida as an Outstanding Florida Water which, according ...

24500 NE SR 26, Melrose, FL, 32666
Silver Glen Springs

This beautiful spot along the edge of the Big Scrub offers a spring run that pours into Lake George, ...

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

Since the 19th century, Silver Springs has been one of Florida’s most treasured landscapes. As one o ...

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

Troy Spring State Park has served as a swimming hole and getaway destination for the local community ...

674 N.E. Troy Springs Road, Branford, FL, 32008
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Step back in time and enjoy the classic mermaid show, but remember this quintessential Old Florida s ...

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 ...

18081 185th Road, Live Oak, FL, 32060