Florida is home to the largest concentration of underground springs in the world, offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as swimming, scuba diving, paddle trails, camping, fishing and summer escapes.


Clear turquoise water along Silver River. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)
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Silver Springs State Park: Famous spring plus cabins, hiking, history

If you haven’t experienced Florida’s most famous spring, you’re missing one of the most beautiful spots in Florida. This weekend, Ocali Country Days, a special living-history festival, will re-create the Ocala of the 1800s. Year-round, this park has it all: kayaking, hiking, glass-bottom boat rides, horseback riding and terrific cabins.

Scuba diver at Florida Springs State Park
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Video: Florida’s spring waters run deep

There are an estimated 700 springs in the state of Florida, representing what may be the largest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth. The cool, clear waters offer unique beauty and host diverse wildlife communities, offering recreational opportunities for swimmers, kayakers, wildlife observers and cave divers. This video takes you on a special journey you won’t want to miss.