Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Ponce de Leon

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State Park
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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  • Visited today but was only in the water for about 10 minutes before everyone had to get due to thunderstorms. It's is the park itself is smaller than blue springs and you don't get to go tubing down t...  more »
  • This place is gorgeous and perfect on a hot day. There are benches, picnic tables, a small covered pavilion area, grills and showers. We've been here more than a few times and it's a nice little spot.  more »
  • We have been to the springs several times over the last couple years and enjoyed going back again and again. You just cannot beat the crystal clear waters and the sandy bottoms of the natural springs....  more »
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  • 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.
  • $4 a vehicle per visit. Big, clean bathrooms, volleyball net, horseshoe area, walking trails, several tables and a couple covered tables, and Crystal clear, COLD spring water. It's a small place of near-paradise! It can be very crowded on holidays but typical weekends aren't bad at all. If you go during the week days, you will often be the only ones there, if you're looking for some quiet time. It's great for older individuals or those who might have mobility problems because the pavement goes from parking lot, all the way to the water. And there are 2 cement stairways with grips and a handrail that access the water if the ladders into the water is a no-go.
  • The spring is incredible. The park is clean and well maintained. I took my parents and my 4 kids to the spring and we spent hours enjoying the park. We floated down the little river on tubes we had purchased at Wal-Mart and it was such a blast. I loved snorkling and seeing all the fish and turtles. When I come back to Florida we will be coming back to this spring.
  • Really nice place to stop. Went on the nature trail and got a few photos and the water was nice and clear. Cold but nice.
  • A true gem. Find time to come here on a warm weekday afternoon. Clean facilities and well kept lounge area. The staff was nice and happily answered​ any questions. Bring some snorkel gear if you can!