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Ponce De Leon Springs State Park

2860 Ponce De Leon Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, Florida 32455 USA

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“68 degrees year round!”

This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily. Visitors can take a leisurely walk along two self-guided nature trails through a lush, hardwood forest and learn about the local ecology and wildlife. Rangers also conduct seasonal guided walks. Picnicking is a popular activity at the park; grills and pavilions are available. Anglers will enjoy fishing for catfish, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and panfish.

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Reviewed by
normmmlloyd

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

BEAUTIFUL! Costs 4 dollars a vehicle and dont forget the bug spray!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
anna.o.dixon

  • 39 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
April 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful spot for a picnic or just to stretch your legs on a road trip....the scenery was amazing! The swimming area was closed due to recent heavy rains but the park itself was lovely. It is a small park but there are plenty of tables and grills and pavilions in the shade in addition to the spring fed swimming area.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dread33

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 02, 2016
Rated 4.0

Very pretty Springs. Pulled off on a cross country trip. Only 2 miles off the interstate so no time lost! Worth the pit stop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Cmhaggar

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 23, 2015
Rated 4.0

Small - but a great spot for children to play in that water!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
stephanie.e.v.brown

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0

Smaller than I thought it would be, and there was a summer school group there so it made it seem very hectic. 68 degrees year round, and boy does it feel freezing on a 90 degree day! You get used to the temperature, though. There are quite a few picnic tables and grills for use, and the bathrooms are nice. It was a great trip, and I plan on going back!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Micryan10

  • 6 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
January 16, 2014

We enjoyed a quick stop here! Workers were super helpful and friendly too.

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Reviewed by
plantpowerlupie

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 06, 2022
Rated 5.0

Great the water is beautiful, but there definitely were people if your worried about Covid it might have a tad to many people (and we visited on a Sunday).

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Reviewed by
Princedr

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 04, 2018
Rated 5.0

Beautiful Springs! Grills and covered picnic areas available. Water is very clear and cold. Perfect for a hot summer day!! Clean bathrooms.

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Reviewed by
kamarangay

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 25, 2017
Rated 5.0

Gorgeous! I highly suggest taking a bathing suit and stopping here. The spring is set up like a pool and has stairs. This park also has several picnic tables, a volleyball court, and walking trails. The entrance fee last week was $4 per car.

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normmmlloyd

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

BEAUTIFUL! Costs 4 dollars a vehicle and dont forget the bug spray!

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Ponce De Leon Springs State Park

2860 Ponce De Leon Springs Road
Ponce de Leon, Florida
32455 USA

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Open now until 6:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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