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De Leon Springs State Park

601 Ponce de Leon Blvd, De Leon Springs, FL 32130-3399
+1 386-985-4212
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Great Park to visit

We were not disappointed. The boat ride was awesome and the 2 Park employees on it were great also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice R
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Ocala, Florida
Avery enjoyable day

There were 13 of us visiting the park. 3 were visitors from up north. Everyone enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat S
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“sugar mill” (49 reviews)
“swimming area” (29 reviews)
“boat tour” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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601 Ponce de Leon Blvd, De Leon Springs, FL 32130-3399
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not disappointed. The boat ride was awesome and the 2 Park employees on it were great also. It's a beautiful park with plenty of benches to enjoy the waterfall and scenery. Will be going back for sure.

Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 13 of us visiting the park. 3 were visitors from up north. Everyone enjoyed the pancake breakfast as well as the very informative boat ride. The young lady driving the boat did a great job showing us wildlife.

Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our friend for her 89th birthday, she totally loved it. "Just not let our Karen (mother of 2 adult children and hubby) cook, HAHA" Friend is now 91+ just called and wants to go again, next time take her 87 year old husband....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of people go to De Leon Springs to swim. We go for pancakes! Get there early because lots of people like the cook yourself pancakes. Comfortable accommodations, great swimming in a 70 degree natural spring. Excellent parking, friendly employees, some very interesting archives. If...More

1  Thank Roy F
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely day at the park bonding with family. We hiked, meditated in the woods, made our own breakfast at Old Sugar Mills Grill & Griddle, dipped our feet in the cool Spring, toured the visitor center and took a boat tour. This...More

1  Thank Melissa B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a very beautiful little park. The springs or swimming hole, is a bit smaller and encircled in a concert and metal walkway but that makes it easier to get in and out of. It is handicapped accessible as it has a lift for...More

2  Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Rather small area and the spring has been encircled with a walkway so it's not very natural looking. The park is not very large but do yourself a favor and cook yourself some pancakes right at your table at the Spanish Sugar Mill there.

1  Thank RoadWriters
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

So thankful we took the time out of our trip back home to come by and check this spring out. This was our eight spring stop. The history here was very interesting. The huge live oak trees was worth the stop. The swimming area was...More

2  Thank Lagiles08
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I live in a concrete jungle. This place takes you away from the busyness of every day life. It is very easy to forget that you are in Florida. The scenery is very peaceful and beautiful. There is the Old Spanish Mill Restaurant located inside...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We went to central Florida intending to enjoy the state parks, some fishing, tubing, etc., not realizing how much devastation Hurricane Irma did to the area. Half the parks were closed or had limited paths, and there was no water activity at all. Thankfully, DeLeon...More

1  Thank jwdragonflyn
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camartin404888
19 January 2018|
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Response from Roberta P | Reviewed this property |
Over an hour drive from Orlando, but worth it to me & my family
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Linda G
24 July 2017|
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Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
Daytona is about 40 45 mins away.
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M C
8 July 2017|
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Response from Matthew J | Reviewed this property |
No. But there are in the river. They gave a physical bridge that separates the spring from the river. On the river side people fish, you may see an otter and cottonmouth. But spring Side, no fish
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