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    • Lee, Florida

      Madison Blue Springs

      4.6
      This natural spring is easily one of the best hidden gems in Florida. The pool of water is crystal clear for swimming, scuba-diving, and jumping in from off on a cliff to the side. The water is also about 70 degrees - a perfect compliment to the hot, humid climate of Florida. A rip current in the...
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    • High Springs, Florida

      Swim at Ginnie Springs

      4.6
      A few hours north and many worlds away from Disney, the Santa Fe River winds its way through the woods of north central Florida, headed for the Suwannee River. This is the real Florida. Although the river is dark during most of the year (except the dry summer months), there are dozens of crystal ...
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    • O'Brien, Florida

      Snorkel at Ichetucknee Blue Hole

      4.8
      At Ichetucknee Springs State Park, there are 2 main entrances - to get to Blue Hole (aka Jug Hole), go to the NORTH entrance. This is also where the main headspring is. If you accidentally go to the south entrance, you are only a few miles away, don't worry! Ask for directions at the guard shack....
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    • Apopka, Florida

      Kayak Extreme Emerald Cut

      3.0
      Start at King's Landing. Here you can either drop your own kayaks in or choose to rent. Kayak/Canoe rentals are $30 for the day. Using your own kayak is $20, if you choose to have them pick you up at Wekiva Springs and shuttle you back. During summer months, get there early (before 11), as they t...
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    • Saint Petersburg, Florida

      Exploring the Ruins of Fort Dade

      5.0
      Egmont Key Sate Park is only accessibly by boat, so be sure to book ahead if you need a ride. Several tour companies offer relatively cheap rides to and from the island, paired with snorkeling excursions at the ruins on the west side of the island.The island ferry departs from Fort De Soto State ...
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    • Sarasota, Florida

      Kayak the South Lido Mangrove Tunnels

      4.8
      Before entering South Lido County Park, take a left turn on Taft Drive for the kayak launch area. Parking is available at the end of the road. Multiple companies offer kayak and stand up paddle (SUP) rentals and tours at the launch site, but feel free to bring your own. Launch your kayak or SUP b...
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    • Vernon, Florida

      Paddle to Cypress Spring

      3.8
      1 mi
      Starting at Cotton Landing, you paddle about a quarter of a mile downstream until you encounter the spring run to the right/north. Another tenth of a mile or so up the run will take you to one of the most beautiful spring-fed swimming holes you will ever find. Fed by a 2nd magnitude spring, this ...
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    • Crystal River, Florida

      Kayak & Swim with Manatees at Three Sisters Spring

      4.8
      When the ocean becomes too cold for the manatees, they take refuge in the 70 degree water at Three Sisters Spring. So, the best time to see the manatees in the spring is just after a cold front has come through. We also learned that they will swim back out to the ocean before low tide to avoid be...
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    • High Springs, Florida

      Dive Devil's Spring System: Eye and Ear

      5.0
      Nestled on the banks of the Santa Fe River, at the end of a long country road, six springs add a burst of clear water to the dark, winding river. These springs make up a park called "Ginnie Springs," a popular place for both locals and international visitors - and it's not just the clear water an...
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    • Key West, Florida

      Dry Tortugas National Park

      4.5
      Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most remote National Parks you can visit. Located 70 miles off the coast of Key West, FL it is accessible via commercial ferry, seaplane, or private boat. Our family of 5 camped for two nights in the campground on Garden Key. We snorkeled, swam, explored ...
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    • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

      Explore Guana State Park & Wild Life Preserve

      5.0
      From the parking lot, which has a $3 entrance fee per car, you walk to the trail head and grab a small pocket sized map that does a good job of showing markers and mapping out the different path ways. This park has around 15 miles of regular trails and 25 when it's not hunting season. You can wal...
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    • Orange City, Florida

      Swim with Manatees in Blue Spring State Park

      4.3
      Located near Orange City, Florida, Blue Spring State Park is the largest spring on St. Johns River.  Here you can come in and rent full snorkel gear (snorkel, mask, flippers), tubes to lazy river down if that's more your style and many other activities.  At the website you can see all that the pa...
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    • Williston, Florida

      Devil's Den

      4.6
      Located in central Florida, this prehistoric spring is a MUST to add on your bucket list. Devil’s Den is a cave that has an underground spring inside. The spring is crystal clear and is a stable 72 degrees F year round. This spot is well known to local divers as it’s depth is 200 feet. Open swimm...
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    • Sebring, Florida

      Hike the Ancient Hammock Trail

      5.0
      0.6 mi
      Highlands Hammock State Park is one of the best places in all of Florida! There are multiple trails to choose from, but if you want to see ancient oak trees in a quintessential swamp then the Ancient Hammock Trail is your best bet. The boardwalk meanders through the swampy forest and you can be o...
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    • West Palm Beach, Florida

      Snorkel at Blue Heron Bridge

      4.7
      Phil Foster Park has a large parking lot, but on weekends or during peak hours looking for a spot can get competitive, so leave yourself a little extra time to meet your target "in the water" time. If you're like me and you don't have your own snorkel gear, rentals are available from the Force-E ...
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    • Miami, Florida

      Bike through Shark Valley

      4.5
      15 mi
      The Shark Valley loop allows you to experience a peaceful bike ride and close encounters with wildlife found in the Everglades. This paved trail takes about 2-3 hours to complete and includes an observation tower with quite a view.Fill up or purchase water bottles at the Visitor Center for your a...
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    Escape to the Sunshine

    VISIT FLORIDA, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning. What can be discovered beyond Florida’s 825 miles of beaches? How about 320 freshwater springs, 175 state parks, infinite mangrove tunnels and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. Follow Your Sunshine.

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    Camping and Lodging in Florida

    St. Augustine Beach KOA Holiday
    St. Augustine Beach, Florida

    St. Augustine Beach KOA Holiday

    W.P. Franklin N
    Alva, Florida

    W.P. Franklin N

    Okeechobee KOA Resort
    Okeechobee, Florida

    Okeechobee KOA Resort

    Lake Dorr Cabin
    Altoona, Florida

    Lake Dorr Cabin

    Lake Shore Group Camp
    Silver Springs, Florida

    Lake Shore Group Camp

    W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area
    Alva, Florida

    W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Florida

    Chillin' at TNF Basecamp Orlando

    Chillin' at TNF Basecamp Orlando

    Kelley Le

    Eager to Visit Florida? Why February is the Best Time to go

    Eager to Visit Florida? Why February is the Best Time to go

    Allison Foyles

    Comprehensive Guide to All the National Parks in Florida

    Comprehensive Guide to All the National Parks in Florida

    Lauren Gay

    Our 12 Favorite Beaches for Adventure in Florida

    Our 12 Favorite Beaches for Adventure in Florida

    The Outbound Collective

    5 Tips For Adventuring Responsibly in the Sunshine State

    5 Tips For Adventuring Responsibly in the Sunshine State

    Erin Newman-Mitchell