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.
DeLeon Springs, about an hour north of Orlando, is a state parks with swimming, kayaking and fantastic history. But it’s best known for — of all things — its pancakes.
Floridians weather the heat and humidity of brutal summers by turning to the state’s wealth of clear, refreshing springs, spilling cool water out of crevices in the ground at the rate of thousands of gallons a minute..
Tucked into in a corner of Hillsborough County is a quiet, well-shaded campground that packs a lot of nature into a small 160-acre preserve along the Alafia River. And the camping is among the best in the Tampa Bay area.
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.