This winter has been hard, especially to our neighbors to the north. And while Florida hasn’t been necessarily tropical, the weather here is still pretty good, considering the time of year. But no matter how cold the air gets in our Natural North Florida region, our springs, fed by underground rivers and the Floridan Aquifer, offer respite to folks willing to swim or dive. An interesting fact about our springs is that they’re all pumping (sometimes millions of gallons an hour!) relatively warm 72-degree F water.
All of our springs are open to the public. Some are in State Parks and others are privately owned. You can expect to pay a modest charge to swim. And a few of the springs are open only to SCUBA divers and cave divers. In many, swimming is allowed and most offer either camping or cabin rentals.
So…don’t let wintertime get you down! Take a dip or a dive into one of our famous springs! For a brochure about Natural North Florida’s springs, including a map of the region, a list of springs, state parks, events and attractions, email me and I’ll get one in the mail to you!