De Leon Springs State Park, De Leon Springs

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#59 of 183 in Nature in Florida
De Leon Springs State Park is a Florida State Park in Volusia County, Florida. It is located in DeLeon Springs, off CR 3.GeologyThe park covers 625 acres in Volusia County, built around a natural spring, flowing at a rate of about 20 million gallons a day, that remains 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round and reaches a depth of 30 feet at the spring boil.FaunaPark wildlife includes manatees, alligators, white-tailed deer, turtles and otters. Among the birds that can be seen are anhingas, egrets, hawks, limpkins, ospreys, vultures, American bald eagles, American white ibis, belted kingfishers, American coots and great blue herons.Seasonal sightings may include Florida black bears (the park is connected to Lake George State Forest and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge), manatees seeking relief from the cold during winter and migratory birds such as a variety of duck species.
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  • This was a lovely day at the park bonding with family. We hiked, meditated in the woods, made our own breakfast at Old Sugar Mills Grill & Griddle, dipped our feet in the cool Spring, toured the visit...  more »
  • This is a very beautiful little park. The springs or swimming hole, is a bit smaller and encircled in a concert and metal walkway but that makes it easier to get in and out of. It is handicapped acces...  more »
  • Rather small area and the spring has been encircled with a walkway so it's not very natural looking. The park is not very large but do yourself a favor and cook yourself some pancakes right at your ta...  more »
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  • Our favorite place to go! Come here to soak up the sun. Splash around in the cold springs. Rent canoes and go on a boat tour. Learn about the rich local history! Eat some pancakes at the Mill! Take a walk on the trail and enjoy the area. We bring our kids every summer and it has become a family tradition. Please arrive early on peak seasons to make sure you get a parking spot and a nice patch of grass near the water. Hands down the cleanest spring around.
  • The breakfast place here is delicious. Very nice dining atmosphere and the food is good. The springs are great for swimming, but if you're wanting to snorkle, it wouldn't be my first choice since there's not much to see in the swimming area. It's also somewhat small so on a crowded day, it seems like there's too many people there.
  • This place is beautiful. It may have been cloudy with occasional rain fall. But the girls had a blast. Had the entire spring to themselves. Staff super friendly! Loved learning about it's rich history. We will definitely come back for another visit.
  • Spectacular resource. Wonderful breakfast option if you have patience. Like stepping back in time. Can be overly crowded in summer. We go in winter and the water is warmer than the air and it is a unique experience. Simply a must visit for a central Floridian.
  • Great place to just walk around and enjoy yourself. Freediving isn't very good here unless you have extraordinary talent and several certs. However scuba Would be fine. Very well suited facilities and plenty to do! Wonderful hiking trails that aren't too long and are very scenic to me at least. See for yourself! Cheap entry fee and great hours. They have paddle boats to rent and boat tours to go on. As well as a sugar mill shop that seems to draw quite the crowd!

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