A few miles north of Eustis on the edge of the Ocala Forest is a local favorite to beat the heat. Get there early, the park hits capacity quickly in the summer months.
Easily walk the slight grade into the spring to swim or snorkel the 72 degree water over the wide boil. The terrain is mix of sandy bottom and vegetation.
Scuba divers explore the network of caves at the spring head year around.
Canoers can put in at the canoe launch at the spring head or on the bridge about 2 miles away.
If you’re staying at the campground, transporting boats by car is recommended, as portaging by hand would take quite an effort.
Camping is available on-site.
Dogs allowed on a leash in the camping area.
There are hiking trails around the spring.
An entrance to the Florida Trail is a short hike west on SR455.
There is an entrance fee.
Location: Lake County Lat. 29° 04’ 52.68” N., Long. 81° 34’ 33.18” W
49525 County Road 445
Altoona, Fl 32702