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    • High Springs, Florida

      Swim at Blue Springs Park

      4.5
      Blue Springs Park is a privately owned property that encompasses a few springs along the Santa Fe River, you can learn more here. The main, Blue Spring, has a large swimming area lined with white sand beach. The main feature is a 12ft high platform over the main spring. Since the spring is upward...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Micanopy, Florida

      Sweetwater Wetlands Park Loop

      4.5
      3.46 mi / 256 ft gain
      Sweetwater Wetlands Park is over 125 acres of wetlands and ponds that were created to help improve the quality of water contained in the Paynes Prairie wetlands and the Florida aquifer. This initiative by the city of Gainesville has led to improved water quality as well as a place for people to c...
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    • Gainesville, Florida

      La Chua Trail

      4.6
      2.55 mi / 98 ft gain
      Located in Gainesville, FL this easy to moderate trail is approximately 3.1 miles round trip. Approximately a quarter of the trail is an elevated boardwalk that is handicapped accessible. Along the hike, you'll often see alligators, wild turkeys, wild horses, bison, and various migratory birds. ...
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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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    • White Springs, Florida

      Hike to Big Shoals via Florida Trail

      4.3
      2.8 mi
      From the Bell Springs Trailhead, take the unmarked access road into the forest, where it meets with Florida Trail (blue blazes). Hop onto the Florida Trail. You will pass a pool created by Bell Springs, then turn right at the fork. The terrain becomes a bit trickier as you head into the forest, t...
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    • Keystone Heights, Florida

      Hike at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

      4.0
      7 mi / 70 ft gain
      Gold head branch state park has been called the grand canyon of Florida. It hangs on the north central ridge of Florida as some of the first land that came out of the sea, which is the reason for all of the Sandhill ecosystem. The ravine was created by the headspring and flow of the Gold Head Bra...
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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 High Springs

    Group Landing
    Sanderson, Florida

    Group Landing

    Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA Holiday
    Starke, Florida

    Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA Holiday

    Fort McCoy / Lake Oklawaha KOA Holiday
    Fort McCoy, Florida

    Fort McCoy / Lake Oklawaha KOA Holiday

    Guides, Insights and Stories from High Springs

    A Family Paddle on Florida's Crystal Clear Ichetucknee River

    A Family Paddle on Florida's Crystal Clear Ichetucknee River

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