Poe Springs Park, Northwest 182nd Avenue, High Springs, FL, USA
Just under 30 miles northwest of Gainesville is Poe Springs, a naturally formed, freshwater basin. Poe Springs County Park is located near the quaint town of High Springs. Its shallow waters make Poe Springs a great choice for families with small children (sorry scuba divers). Visitors enjoy some of the clearest spring water in North Florida, and with a constant temperature of around 72 degrees, it's always a refreshing getaway on a hot summer day. Poe Springs offers an assortment of activities, including swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking. Visitors are encouraged to walk along the spring's shoreline or hike through the area's lush forests. It also maintains a well-Âkept park and is equipped with covered picnic pavilions, a playground, public bathhouses, canoe and kayak rentals, recreational volleyball courts, as well as soccer and softball fields. Swim attire is the best way to enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Poe Springs! Entry is free of charge, as is the use of the volleyball, tetherball, baseball and softball fields. HOURS Thursday - Sunday 9AM - 6PM.Â Open Memorial and Labor Day, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
OTHER: Family friendly Public bathrooms Dogs not allowed No camping or RV hookups
NEARBY TOWNS: High Springs - 3 miles Gainesville - 26 miles Lake City - 30 miles Jacksonville - 80 miles Madison - 83 miles Tallahassee - 123 miles Tampa - 152 miles Atlanta, GA - 316 miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, volleyball, softball, soccer, hiking.
RENTALS: Lodge for special events. Canoes and kayaks are available, but not inside the park.