Did you know that Florida has the highest concentration of freshwater springs in the world? This guide not only breaks down the most popular ones but it also categorizes them by size and features.
Imagine wading through crystal-clear freshwater at a cool 70 degrees with visibility second to none. When you think of the Floridian landscape, your first thought may be about beaches or marshes filled with alligators. However, Florida has the highest concentration of freshwater springs in the world. There are over 1,000 Florida springs, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Not only do these springs account for 90 percent of Florida’s water source, but they make for an incredible recreational activity.
Whether you’re looking for rejuvenation with a quick dip, a spot where the kids will enjoy tubing and wildlife, a scuba adventure, or an evening camping by the water, there’s no shortage of things to do in these Floridian watering holes. From the Panhandle to the Keys, explore these 45 Florida springs. We’ve sorted each spring by region and categorized them by their best features to help you tailor your summer trip to perfection.
When you visit freshwater springs in northwest Florida, you can expect picturesque blue waters at impressive depths. The water flows down through soil layers into the limestone rock to create its clarity. The Panhandle springs are perfect for a scuba adventure or a trip with the whole family.
With waters between 69 and 70 degrees year-round, these springs are well known for summer adventures, and for a good reason.