National Forests in Florida

National Forests in Florida Florida is home to three important National Forests, as well as several Florida State Forests. Apalachicola Ocala Osceola Apalachicola National Forest The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest national forest in Florida. It occupies more than 500,000 acres, and houses vast tracts of native Longleaf Pine forest ecosystem. Gorgeous rivers, springs and lakes … Read more National Forests in Florida

Devil’s Den Spring

Devil's Den Cavern in Williston Florida

Devil’s Den Spring Devil’s Den Spring is of the coolest, most unique springs in Florida. It’s always been a popular spot, but in recent years it’s become insta-famous on Youtube and Instagram. People are drawn to its deep blue water, fascinating history and beautiful photo ops. Devil’s Den is a great trip, and I definitely … Read more Devil’s Den Spring

Springs in Florida

Springs in Florida and Karst Geology Before talking about Florida springs, and the karst limestone that makes them possible, it’s helpful to know a bit about basic geology. Three Types of Rock There are three main types of rocks: Igneous Sedimentary Metamorphic While talking about Karst, we’ll focus on sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary rock is made … Read more Springs in Florida

Blue Hole: Florida’s Hidden Treasure

Blue Springs Florida Underwater Photo

Blue Hole: Ichetucknee Spring’s Hidden Treasure The Blue Hole in Florida is spectacular. I love Ichetucknee Springs, especially Blue Hole. I’m grateful to have visited many times, and can never wait for the next trip. It’s hard to capture the beauty of this place with words, or even photos. If you’re reading this, I urge … Read more Blue Hole: Florida’s Hidden Treasure

Hot Springs in Florida

Florida Hot Springs: Warm Mineral Springs

Hot Springs of Florida Florida is home to thousands of beautiful, natural springs, but only a few are natural hot springs. Because of its incredible underground geology, most springs in Florida remain a pleasant (chilly!) temperature all year ‘round. They’re warm enough to swim on warm winter days, and refreshingly cool during steamy summers. List … Read more Hot Springs in Florida

Rock Springs Kelly Park 

Rock Springs Kelly Park The main attraction at Rock Springs Kelly Park is a gorgeous natural Florida spring and a relaxing natural lazy river. It has a super convenient location. It’s less than 30 miles away from Orlando, but surrounded by serene nature and lots of Florida Wildlife. Rock Springs starts flowing in Kelly Park, … Read more Rock Springs Kelly Park 

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Dampiers Landing Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park What’s it like? Ichetucknee Springs State Park is an oasis. It has something for everyone: World-class tubing Incredible, pristine river Fascinating snorkeling Adventurous scuba diving Unspoiled nature Hiking trails Ichetucknee River Springs There are 9 major named springs in the state park, and countless more smaller vents: Ichetucknee Head Spring Blue … Read more Ichetucknee Springs State Park