Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Ponce de Leon

(4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Great swimming and picnicking spot. Crowded on hot summer days. The water is clear, cold, and refreshing. 
  • Small springs area to swim. Picnic tables. Water is cold of course but it is very clear. There are a variety of fish to see. It's a good place to snorkel for a more natural environment than Vortex Spr...  more »
  • Interesting boat trip, nice park, good swimming area and a wonderful little restaurant where you cook your own pancakes at the table. Thoroughly enjoyable day out 
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  • One of my favorite springs to visit. This is one of the cleanest springs. Park appears well maintained and the trails are always enjoyable. The water is so beautiful and fun to snorkel. Walking the wooded trails is a short easy hike with plenty to see. Parking can be tough on busier days, but I can't really blame everyone for wanting to visit!
  • Need a little refreshing/cleansing swim? Well look no further. This park is not only beautifully kept but a pristine example of a cold spring head at work. The water is cold and clear and the swimming hole has been modernized to keep the area easy to maintain. Nature trails offer an opportunity to warm up and it's also fun to walk the steam that flows from the main swimming area. The park also includes picnic tables, grills and a bath house.
  • So beautiful! (And cold) breathtaking scenery, lovely shaded trails, swimming in beautiful clear spring fed water, (did I mention it's COLD! ?) NO better way to beat the heat! If you're near this gem while traveling, make the stop, it's totally worth it.
  • This place is beautiful! Nice outdoor nature trails, crystal clear cold water, pic nic tables, pavillions, grills, and many more. Very nice ranger was very nice and playful with kids. Bathrooms are available and a shower outside to rince off. It has a big area to swim and nice creek with flowing water..
  • Beautiful park to spend a day excersing, relaxing, spending a day with the kids. Clean and well kept.