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Alexander Springs

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Address: Ocala, FL 40929
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Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.

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Morning swim

Went to the spring yesterday morning. It's a bit out of the way. Really neat spring. Should have brought goggles and a floating device. Little pricey at 5.50/person.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent campground if you want to experience a typical Florida forest and a first-magnitude freshwater spring. There is plenty to do here. The park offers hiking, swimming, canoeing/ kayaking, fishing and more. The campgrounds and staff are great. We camped over the easter holiday weekend and the park was full to capacity - both the campgrounds and... More 

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New Jersey
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102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way from Clearwater to Jacksonville on our return trip to NJ. Took a detour to come here, it only added about half an hour to the drive. The $5.50 per person charge is pricey, and it doesn't accept American the Beautiful pass as this is run by the concessioner. It does take Golden Age passport... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going snorkeling here for years, and this used to be magnificent. But pollution, algae growth and too many people have all but ruined this once pristine spring. Other springs in the area suffering also. Sad.

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Thank coralreefer17
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the spring yesterday morning. It's a bit out of the way. Really neat spring. Should have brought goggles and a floating device. Little pricey at 5.50/person.

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Thank Philip Karen K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Blue Springs ever since having lived in Florida for a while. At some point we had visited all the theme parks and stumbled upon the Blue Springs. There is a website with all the Blue Springs. You cant swim in all of them. This one you can. Cristal clear water at about 27c/80f. Which is a... More 

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Thank 2hangloose
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time to Alexander Springs and I have lived an hour away from it my whole life. The water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom which is 25 feet from the surface! I will definitely go back more often and bring friends next time!

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Thank Savannah M
Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the way, but beautiful place to go swimming. Lots of picnic tables and grills and shad. Bring a squirt gun because t7 squirrels are quite bold. Water is crystal clear and 72 year round

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Thank Kathy W
Paris, France
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17 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a business trip in Orlando, and this was a very welcome side trip to get away from the whole artificial disney stuff. Don't expect a McDonalds like or otjer restaurant here. Just bring your own food and drinks and enjoy beong outside and take a refreshing dip in the water. Bring a dive mask with you as... More 

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Cleveland
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a day trip to Alexander Springs from Orlando on a Saturday in March. We canoed the spring run for two hours and then picnicked and swam in the spring for a few hours after. Canoeing was a blast - lots of cool scenery and wildlife, including some small alligators. Being a Saturday, it was crowded at the spring... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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810 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CAMPGROUND: This is not the first time we have camped at Alexander Springs. Half price for Seniors with the America the Beautiful senior pass (at 62 years of age you can get this pass for $10 and it is for life. Free access for you and your guests in the car to all Federal parks (national parks, federal lands, monuments... More 

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