Its a natural plunge pool hemmed in by limestone walls and shaded by ancient cypress, inviting relaxation on a peaceful summer season weekday.

In the quiet town of Ponce de Leon, the springs the important things.

Chalky blue 68-degree water lures swimmers in for a chilly dip in this first-magnitude spring, which gushes forth 14 million gallons of clean, clear water daily.


Resources for exploring the area around Ponce De Leon

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Place: Ponce De Leon
Trailhead: 30.722975,-85.930478.
Address: 2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Rd, Ponce de Leon.
Charges: $4 per car.
Restroom: Full bathhouse near the parking lot.
Land supervisor: Florida State Parks.
Phone: 850-836-4281.
Open 8 AM to sunset daily. Leashed family pets allowed on routes but not in the swimming location.

The park closes when it reaches capability so show up early, particularly on weekends.


Ponce De Leon Springs Nature TrailsTwo brief nature routes, the Sandy Creek Trail and the Spring Creek Trail, follow the confluence of waters at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park.

Path Map.

To escape from the crowds, follow the Spring Run Nature Trail along the spring run into the wood forest it nurtures.

Weekends indicate the old swimming hole is pretty busy! Particularly during the summer season. Show up early and stake out a spot.

You are welcome to bring your fishing pole and watch in fascination as the fish increase to the bait. Downstream from the spring, far from the swimmers, naturally.


About the Park.

This has actually been a popular regional bathing area because the 1920s, and still hosts swarms of households trying to find a picnic spot and a place to lay a beach towel.

The park is along US 90 simply north and east of the interchange for Ponce De Leon off Interstate 10.

It links to the Sandy Creek Trail, which showcases views of the bigger creek fed by the spring run.

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Park Map (PDF) Official Website.

See our pictures of Ponce De Leon Springs.