Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Ponce de Leon

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Ponce de Leon Springs State Recreation Area is a Florida State Park in Holmes County, Florida. It is located in the town of Ponce de Leon, a half mile south of U.S. 90 on C.R 181A. The address is 2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Road.Approximately 14 million gallons of pure water emerges daily from the Ponce de Leon Spring. Spring water emanates from the aquifer deep underground keeping it at a cool 68 degrees year round. Swimming and snorkeling are the main activities around the spring.Recreational activitiesThe park has such amenities as birding, hiking, fishing, picnicking, snorkeling, swimming and wildlife viewing.HoursFlorida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays). References and external links Ponce de Leon Springs State Recreation Area at Florida State Parks
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  • August 13, 2017
    This place was amazing! We have a 6 and 8 year old who are both good swimmers. We brought floats, but they had a blast jumping in! Go on a very hot day because the water is cold! They do have a little...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    There is an admission to the park of $6 per car and four passengers. There is a very large swimming area, which is fed by springs, therefore the water is a constant 72 degrees. There is a restaurant a...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Beautiful place, water is crystal clear but super cold. Lots of picnic tables, pavilions, grills and clean restrooms.  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    Beautiful spring! Water was amazing, clear and great place to snorkel. One of the prettiest places I have ever been to swim. They have picnic tables, areas to grill, bathrooms and changing areas, and a rock to jump off of into the water. Snorkeling here was fun as some places in the spring reach to about 30 feet, fish swim around you, also there are more swallow parts to stay in as well. Would love to go back, and will recommend to others!
  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful swimming area. Definitely cold. Nice way to cool off. The water is crystal clear and the park is clean. There are picnic tables. Gets busy after noon. We got there early and it worked out great. Bring bug spray, mosquitoes lurking in shade.
  • July 3, 2017
    Fun and family friendly spot!!! Water is gorgeous. Clean and safe park. Be ready for cold water!!! It's a shocker but on a 90+ degree day, very nice to cool off. The kids don't mind the cold at all. Will definitely return. Go early as parking is limited and it gets very busy on hot Florida summer days. $4 entrance fee per car. Well worth it. Plenty of picnic tables. Bring your cooler and food and enjoy the day.
  • July 2, 2017
    Incredible beauty and cold at the same time. Even with about 150 or more people there when I went the water was still clear. Decently set up facilities, staff was average. The way they have it set up is very good. I would highly recommend going here when it hits above 100, and even if it's not.
  • June 13, 2017
    My favorite swimming spot in the world. Great snorkeling. No Diving No indoor shower. Has bathroom facilities Handicap parking Wheelchair accessible. My daughter is in a wheelchair. Great staff. Cold clean water Pavilions (call and reserve) Nature trails Dogs allowed but not in the main swimming area. Pretty sure they have to be on a lead.

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