Blue Springs State Park

Blue Springs State Park

Blue Springs State Park is one of the best state parks in Florida. It is a favorite spot for nature lovers and water activities.  Blue Springs State Park offers a wide variety of things to do, including: Tubing Swimming Manatee viewing Birdwatching Wildlife viewing Hiking Scuba diving Kayaking and canoeing Picnicking There are full-service facilities … Read more

Sanlando Springs

Sanlando Springs near Orlando

Sanlando Springs is a natural spring near Orlando, in central Florida.  In the past Sanlando Springs was a major regional attraction. For much of the 1900s, Sanlando Springs was one of the most popular things to do near Orlando. Natural springs were especially in the summertime when they were the only refuges from the hot … Read more

Treehouse Spring

Treehouse Spring, Santa Fe River, Florida

Treehouse Spring is a spring near High Springs, Florida. It’s one of many springs on the Santa Fe River, and is designated as an Outstanding Florida Spring.  Treehouse Spring was once a first magnitude spring, but has suffered from reduced water flow in recent years.  The water flow in Treehouse Spring is drastically reduced because … Read more

Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs is one of the best springs in Florida. The spring’s water is clean and incredibly clear.  The bottom is mostly sand, with some exposed limestone and areas of aquatic grasses, which are important for the springs’ water quality and environmental health.  Alexander Springs is one of 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and is … Read more

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is one of the most beautiful springs in Florida. The water is crystal clear and the surrounding environment is beautiful.  There are many things to do in Rainbow Springs, including kayaking, tubing, paddleboarding, picnicking, and more. Rainbow Springs forms the headwaters of the beautiful Rainbow River, which flows from north to south, and … Read more

Fern Hammock Springs

Fern hammock springs, ocala national forest

Fern Hammock Springs is a beautiful spring in Ocala National Forest, in central Florida. The spring is stunningly beautiful. The spring features unusual natural features, including exceptionally clear water and numerous sand boils. Fern Hammock Spring is a second-magnitude spring. Can you swim in Fern Hammock Springs? Sadly, visitors cannot swim in Fern Hammock Springs’ … Read more

Little River Springs

Little River Springs, Florida

Little River Springs is a popular natural spring in north west Florida. It is located off of the Suwannee River in O’Brien, Florida, in an area known as “Spring Country”.  Little River Springs is a popular destination for swimming, cave diving, picnicking and more. Dangers in Little River Springs Natural bodies of water always carry … Read more

Peacock Springs

peacock springs clear water

Peacock Springs is one of the best springs in Florida, and one of top cave diving sites in the world.  Peacock Springs offers a complex cave system and some of the best, most affordable and high-quality cave diving in the world.  Unlike other state parks, Peacock Springs doesn’t attract endless crowds. It’s well off of … Read more

Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki wachee springs state park mermaid show

Weeki Wachee Springs is a popular spring in central Florida. Weeki Wachee Springs was once privately owned, but the spring became a Florida state park in 2008. Weeki Wachee Springs is located near Orlando and Tampa, making it a popular destination for many visitors. Weeki Wachee Springs is most famous for mermaid shows, its spring-fed … Read more

Salt Springs

Salt springs, florida

Salt Springs is a heavily developed spring inside Ocala National Forest. There is a shallow spring pool and a spring run. The pool has several vents and the spring water is rich with minerals.  There is an on-site campground near Salt Springs. The spring and campground are very popular and are sometimes crowded. Notice: There … Read more

Seven Sisters Spring

seven sisters springs underwater caves, chassahowitzka river

Seven Sisters Spring is one of the best springs in Florida, and one of the most beautiful. Seven Sisters Spring is part of the Chassahowitzka Springs Group, and is located on the Chassahowitzka River. Seven Sisters Spring is popular for many activities, including swimming, snorkeling, manatee viewing, kayaking, and canoeing. Video of Seven Sisters Spring, … Read more

Crab Island

Crab Island Destin Florida

Crab Island is a large underwater sandbar located north of the Destin Bridge in Destin, Florida.  The sandbar is located just east of Santa Rosa Island, and at the mouth of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Crab Island is located within the boundaries of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The sandbar is a beautiful spot, and is … Read more

Shell Mound Campground (Cedar Key)

Shell mound campground is surrounded by salt marsh and wetland

The Shell Mound Campground is a very nice campground near Cedar Key. The campground is set in a beautiful location, and is a great spot for exploring the surrounding area. Location The Shell Mound Campground is located in Levy County, and is managed as a Levy County Park. The campground itself is located on County … Read more

Mosquito Bank (Key Largo)

Mosquito Bank Key Largo Sandbar

Mosquito Bank is located in the upper Keys near Key Largo. It is just offshore of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.  The Mosquito Bank covers a relatively large area, and includes several sandbars and shallow areas. One part of the Mosquito Bank has a lighted navigational beacon. Note: Please be careful not to damage … Read more

Picnic Island (Florida Keys)

Aerial map showing Picnic Island, Florida Keys

Picnic Island is a small, undeveloped island and sandbar in the lower Florida Keys.  Location Picnic Island is located in the Newfound Harbor Channel, south of Little Torch Key and southeast of Ramrod Key. It is less than a mile northeast of the Little Palm Island Resort. Water around Picnic Island is shallow. Depths around … Read more

Marathon Sandbar

Grassy Key Sandbar in Marathon, Florida Keys

There are several popular sandbars in Marathon.  Each sandbar is unique and has its own vibe. The “feel” of the sandbars change dramatically based on other visitors who happen to be at the sandbar.  Like all sandbars in Florida, some of the more popular sandbars around Marathon become extremely crowded on weekends. Hundreds of boats … Read more

Sandbars in Key West

sandbar in key west, florida

Sandbars in Key West are hidden gems. The sand is like white sugar. The water is crystal clear.  When you’re all alone on a sandbar there isn’t any noise, except for the sound of the water. They’re like private desert islands.  You can often see fun and exciting marine life on sandbars, including dolphins, sharks, … Read more