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Hart Springs Park

4240 86th Avenue Southwest, Bell, Florida 32619 USA

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  • Pet Friendly
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  • Wifi
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“Spring-fed swimming area & more”

One of the Largest Spring-Fed Swimming Areas in the State of Florida. On the Gilchrist Blueway Trail and the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, 55 miles of pristine riverfront. While at Hart Springs enjoy the flora and fauna of the cypress hammock and upland pines. A scenic stroll on our half-mile long boardwalk will take you down the run and out along the famous Suwannee River. Benches are provided for your relaxation and observation stations are there for you to enjoy the scenic Suwannee and the cypress hammock.  Cool off in the crystal clear waters of our designated swimming area with your favorite raft or tube. The year-around temperature of the water is 72°. Bring your snorkel and mask and search for unique shells, or maybe even find an arrowhead! Hart Springs features one of the largest swimming facilities in the area. There is NO LIFEGUARD on duty, however. Swim at your own risk. Hart Springs is connected to the Florida Greenway trail and many more routes on improved rural roads, allowing for unlimited choices of exploration by bicycle. Boating and fishing at Hart Springs make for great pleasure and relaxation. Boaters registered at Hart Springs are requested to pay an entrance fee for each person who comes ashore or enters the designated swimming area. Fishermen may certainly try their luck from the bank or boat by enticing the bass, trout, bream or freshwater catfish.  Hart Springs Park and Campground is a family-oriented recreation area, accessible by car and boat. There are also two luxury houses on site for vacation rental year round. Hart Springs offers picnic tables, grills, and open shelters available on a "first come first served” basis. Shelters may be reserved in advance for a fee of $25.00 per day. The concession stand, restrooms, and dressing rooms are centrally located to the springs. Designated parking areas keeps the picnic area free of vehicles, for the protection of all visitors.For your safety and comfort, we maintain a NO ALCOHOL policy throughout the park. Diving is now allowed in the park's extensive cave system. A diver must be cave certified and be accompanied by an approved Hart Guide. Camping at Hart Springs campground is an enjoyable experience. The campground is under a large canopy of sprawling oaks. Throughout the park grounds there are primitive sites as well as sites offering water and/or electric hook-ups, grills and tables. This area also provides a dump station for the camper's convenience. Located in the campground restrooms with hot and cold showers. For ease of mind, there is a staff person who resides on the premises of Hart Springs. Pets are permitted in the campground area, but the pets must stay in the RV campground, and are not permitted in the spring area.

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September 12, 2014
Rated 4.0

This place was not overcrowded fortunately. Me and my family got to enjoy the place very much.

We canoed and saw Manatees and fish at those gorgeous blue waters. The children also got to swim with the Manatees and this experience became on of their favorites.

We also took a walk at the park which is full of cypress trees and enjoyed the breeze of the leaves.

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June 09, 2020

Such a great place for kids. It’s shallow enough in some areas for my 2 year old to splash around and there’s a deck to jump off into a deeper area that kept my 5&7 year old entertained for hours! I’ve heard the weekends get busy but I’ve yet to see a crowd here. Nice clean simple fun!

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Hart Springs Park

4240 86th Avenue Southwest
Bell, Florida
32619 USA

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Sites
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Big Rigs
  • Firewood
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Swimming Pool
  • Rec Facilities
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  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
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