Poe Springs, one of the largest of the springs alongside the Santa Fe River, is located in a county park, just a short drive from Gainesville. And it’s Alachua County’s only park with an open, public spring suitable for swimming.
Located on CR340 (Poe Springs Road), just a few miles from the town of High Springs, Poe Springs Park has several amenities, including picnic shelters, picnic tables, a boat launch (into the Santa Fe River), and plenty of parking. The park is open Thursday through Sunday, from spring to early fall. And the ADMISSION IS FREE!
High Springs, FL 32643
In 2018, several improvements were made to the park, including expanding the steps and rails at the spring head and repairing the boardwalk that leads from the parking area to the spring.