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Church youth group

Everyone had a great time! It was nice having a life guard there. My only big concern was the... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Mount Dora, Florida
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Still beautiful

I was last here 40 years ago as a young teen, when Dad brought the family here to paddle the stream... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Austin, Texas
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Clear-blue spring and creek in Ocala National Forest.
Hwy 450, Ocala, FL 40929
+1 352-669-3153
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The springs in the Ocala area are a uniquely beautiful aspect of interior central Florida. They are as opposites to the theme parks as one can get here. Especially in the warmer part of the year they are a cool respite from the heat. Alexander...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

1) the park is overcrowded on weekends 2) they don't seem to be capable of updating information on their website 3) the spring is very small and most places are only a few feet deep Honestly you're better off going to a real spring than...More

Thank TammyE307
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It costs $6 per PERSON, so it is expensive for what it is. It is nice and shallow for a long time, good for littles, and my kids enjoyed snorkeling and seeing little fish. Only one smallish entry point, and super duper crowded with the...More

Thank evah399
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We revisited the park after 20 years and found it to be just as beautiful as when we were last there. The crystal clear, cool water was inviting on a hot afternoon.We had a picnic lunch on one of the many tables scattered around the...More

Thank VAcruiselover
Reviewed 23 July 2018

From the clear blue cold water. To the lovely stroll down the wooden walkway around the spring. Plus taking a quiet paddle in a the stream with a kayak. There is a lot more tables and grills then there their use to be. But what...More

2  Thank kim t
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Going to Alexander Springs was the highlight of our vacation to Daytona Beach. My family and I aren't a big fan of crowded beaches and all the craziness of places like Daytona, Myrtle Beach, etc. But, we had a free place to stay, so we...More

15  Thank RockyTopRocker
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Everyone had a great time! It was nice having a life guard there. My only big concern was the large number of vultures everywhere. They were not afraid of people and it seemed very dangerous and unsanitary. They need to be removed! You need to...More

1  Thank markbV4491VF
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The water is not seep in places so you can go wading. it is very clean water and there is a shower in there bathroom for after your swim.

1  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We love this place. We took our 5-year-old daughter there and unlike most other springs the water gets deep gradually, so she could walk out up to her chest rather than automatically being in 8 feet or more water. The water is cold and refreshing,...More

3  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I was last here 40 years ago as a young teen, when Dad brought the family here to paddle the stream he had visited when he was in college in the area. It hasn’t changed that much! The main difference is that the entire park...More

3  Thank Redwolf_Journeys
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11 August 2018|
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Response from kim t | Reviewed this property |
You can canoe in Alexander Springs. Once you walk down to the spring look to your LEFT there is a walk down to launch a canoe. Follow the stream around. Lots of turtles and fishes! Just so RELAXING!!!!! Just remember water... More
Katrina M
27 June 2018|
Response from Katt0914 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to call and make a reservation
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27 June 2018|
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Response from 123009Name | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a 2 car limit per campsite.....Not sure on tents...Sites very in size but some might be able to fit 3 or 4...I camped 4 nights in January , only about 10 sites were taken....