Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: Springs, Lakes and Rivers - Fun 4 Gator Kids
*Lake Alto Park and Preserve-Open

​Lake Alto Park currently offers a boat launch and connects to hiking trails in Lake Alto Preserve. ...

17800 NE 134th Place, Waldo, FL, 32694
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

A popular swimming hole on the Suwannee River. There are extraordinary rope swings with multiple cho ...

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 enjoy ...

2315 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Restrooms: No
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 on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for th ...

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

Come make a big splash at Hart Springs! Cool off in the crystal clear waters of our designated swimm ...

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

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joi ...

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 ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Lafayette Blue Springs

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
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
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Lochloosa Lake

Lochloosa Lake (5700 acres) is designated as a Fish Management Area and located 5 miles south of Haw ...

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

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool wa ...

11650 NW 115 Street, Chiefland, FL, 32626
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
Restrooms: Yes
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

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. R ...

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
Restrooms: No
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 ...

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

Closing on September 9th, 2019 for renovations. Rum Island Park provides you with free access to ...

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 of the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest. The rec ...

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

Located in the Ocala National Forest and operated by the US Forest Service, Silver Glen Springs is u ...

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

This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba d ...

674 N.E. Troy Springs Road, Branford, FL, 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 ...

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