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Alexander Springs

Ocala, FL 40929
+1 352-669-3153
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Beware!

Prices to enter the park used to be $6.00/ car load. Now there is a day use fee per person. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linda B
via mobile
Crystal waters and jungle walk

The water is crystal clear and excellent for a swim. Make sure you bring goggles to see under... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MichalOnTheRoad
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“swimming area” (16 reviews)
“picnic tables” (17 reviews)
“sandy bottom” (5 reviews)
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Ocala, FL 40929
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+1 352-669-3153
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Prices to enter the park used to be $6.00/ car load. Now there is a day use fee per person. I believe Alexander Springs is $5.50 per per. How is a family supposed to afford this every weekend?

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The water is crystal clear and excellent for a swim. Make sure you bring goggles to see under water. Before dipping yourself, walk the short path around the springs. There is also an extensive picnic area and campsite.

Thank MichalOnTheRoad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely day for a picnic and cooling off in the cool water. We are new to the area, and this is a VERY good place to recommend for relaxation.

Thank pjtobt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite springs! Loved by our whole group. Totally worth the $5.50 per person. They take care of it nicely! Been multiple times. On our most recent trip, we launched our own Kayaks, and kayaked down the run. We were about 30 minutes...More

Thank cgluvrn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to rent a canoe and go swimming. The water is crystal clear, you will see hundreds of fish a few turtles and some birds. Amazing daytrip from Orlando. If you have snorkelinggear, bring it.

1  Thank Danny K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this spring it is my favorite spring it only 8 miles away from my home it nice to swim to have a bbq see birds other wildlife

1  Thank Kenny H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 8 women kayakers love this place. It is crystal clear and we often see turtles swimming underwater by our kayaks. Yes, there are gators all over, but we've been here many times and never felt threatened. Just be smart! This time there...More

1  Thank Tinnesz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

3  Thank PaulnDot
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Aurora09
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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.

1  Thank coralreefer17
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Kim G
are there sites with electricity?
3 April 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
NO ! Not at all Go to a STATE Park for Electric, water & some sewer hookups.
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Heather C
Are dogs permitted here?
25 February 2017|
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Response from Johnny N | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Sorry.
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elizabeth d
I see alot of mention of gators. Are they in the swimming area? Is there anything keeping them from the swimming area?
29 January 2017|
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Response from wheelwork | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elizabeth. Don't worry, gators aren't in the swimming area. They really want nothing to do with us humans lol! Have fun if you go!
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