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De Leon Spring State Recreation Area

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Another cool Florida spring

Great time to visit in summer with family. Nice and crisp water. Good Facilities and worth the... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Subramanyam K
via mobile
Great place to visit

Awesome place for all ages. Will visit again. If you are looking for something to do for the day... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Janice R
Ocala, Florida
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Located on the eastern side of Lake Woodruff in the National Wildlife Refuge, this park offers outdoor fun, restaurants and picnic areas.
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De Leon Springs, FL
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All reviews old spanish sugar mill swimming area hiking trails boat tour french toast nice swimming year round beautiful park oak trees canoe rentals natural beauty eco tour great place to visit pancake house state recreation area nice walk lots of fun
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great time to visit in summer with family. Nice and crisp water. Good Facilities and worth the entrance fee. Well maintained. It is not too crowded at all. Some areas are deep and very few shallow waters. Lot of kids trying to dive. Lots of...More

Thank Subramanyam K
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Awesome place for all ages. Will visit again. If you are looking for something to do for the day with friends or family this is a great place to go.

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Out of blue water spring I would chose this place. I have small children that like to splash and be by the edge. The place is a good size and they had a concession stand and a restaurant. I would recommend getting there by 8,...More

Thank Jocabeth C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Stopped here for the first time in June 2018. We arrived around 11am on a Thursday and there was plenty of parking and visitors were still streaming in. The swimming area was busy, but not too crowded. There are lots of bathrooms available, a neat...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 5 June 2018

De Leon Spring State Recreation Area is a wonderful place to unplug and spend time with family, you can swim, scuba (I think they go down into the caves, but not sure), fish, canoe, go on an Eco-tour, and picnic. There were jumping mullet, schools...More

Thank dboal
Reviewed 3 April 2018

What a great place to visit. Check out the information concerning the civil war at the old Spanish sugar mill building. Then do the boat tour on the lake and take in the wildlife, up close and personal with alligators in their natural habitat. Or,...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018

De Leon Springs is probably the most famous for its mill turned pancake house, but it has a lot more to offer! The trails offer views of the springs as well as walks through the wooded areas and you can spot a good variety of...More

Thank Kathi D
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We were here for the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant and had an hour to wait. The park is well maintained with nice walking paths, playscape for little ones and a pond (that some very adventurous cold people took a swim in). There are plenty...More

Thank medpedsbrian
Reviewed 27 November 2017

So much to do and see here. Make your own pancakes or have another great item off the menu, boat rides, swimming, picnic, trails, etc GREAT

Thank dmckeag
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We really liked the bathroom in these waters a little sulphurous and a bit cold too, there is a pancake restaurant that has to go to live an authentic experience.

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Claudia M
14 September 2018|
Response from Subramanyam K | Reviewed this property |
Yes ofcourse, lot of green area to pitch a tent as well.
Brian M
7 September 2018|
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Response from dboal | Reviewed this property |
We rented canoes once, but I am not sure what you mean by "the big one", or what size the canoe we rented was (13' or so big enough for 2 paddlers and a passenger) and I believe at that time it was $10 per hour.
April M
11 May 2016|
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Response from James E | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. here is camping info from their web page.............Camping Florida's state parks have plenty of options for camping throughout the state. Full-facility campsites for tent campers and RVers include water... More