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.
The park has such amenities as birding, hiking, fishing, picnicking, snorkeling, swimming and wildlife viewing.
Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
Ponce de Leon Springs State Recreation Area at Florida State Parks
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  • Great place to go and take the kids! Scenery was great and really enjoyed our time here on the way back home from the beach!  more »
  • This park is a beauty! The spring was large, clean, & spacious, but not so large you'd get lost. This is one of the better spring parks for little ones. The spring area empties into a shallower stream...  more »
  • Although the water was incredibly CHILLY, it didn’t stop us from swimming. The water was clear and had great visibility with/without goggles on. The park is BEAUTIFUL. Would highly recommend stopping ...  more »
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  • This is an amazing little park. The water is crystal clear and very cool. On a 95 degree day it feels amazing. Lots of picnic tables to enjoy a meal at. Some very nice trails to walk on as well. It does cost 4 dollars per car to get in. They have some very nice bathrooms with changing areas. If your in the area I would highly recommend stopping here for a visit and swim.
  • The perfect spot for the family who wants a great play place for their children. It mixed the natural beauty of the area with functionality. Without disturbing much of the area the state was able to add just a few walls and such to allow for greater use. Make no mistake, the fresh water coming out is perfectly beautiful and pretty chilly!! The park ranger was delightful! Whoever chose him for the job did great! He laughed and played with children as well as gave tours to adults. He was very personable and professional.
  • A nice state park and swimming hole. Grounds were well-kept. It was our first time here and the young lady at the entrance answered all our questions and was super nice and helpful. This is a great place to take your kids and let them work off some energy. Beautiful water, so cold! It was refreshing on the 100-degree day when we were there.
  • Definitely a must see! Gorgeous, well maintained, clean state park. The water is a cold 68F. Bring food to grill, water floats and towels. What I love is how they built the structure with different swim levels in mind. A deep section perfect for diving, a area great for older children & adults to relax and my favorite: a shallow section perfect for toddlers to have fun. In the “toddler” section there is a made made “waterfall” structure to keep the water flow going. There is a walking trail with fresh water creek that is not for swimming.
  • It is simply gorgeous! They aren't lying about the water being 68°. If you don't like cold water then you won't be able to hang. I snorkeled and got lots of beautiful pictures under the water and of the fish. Totally worth it and unlike any place I've ever been to before. You could still enjoy the scenery and take a walk on the trail if you don't get in the water.
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