United States Florida Ponce de Leon

Ponce De Leon Springs State Park

A serene park known for its crystal-clear natural spring, offering swimming, hiking, picnic areas, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Ponce De Leon Springs were named after... Juan Ponce de León...who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513, and, as legend has it, was in search of the "fountain of youth." I'm thinking that this is what he was looking for. This beautiful spring offers up 68 degree waters, two self-guided nature trails, and plenty of camping/picnicking.

leah 3 years ago

Ponce De Leon Springs State Park Guides

  • 16 Hidden Gems: the Dreamiest Natural Springs in Florida

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Forget everything you thought you knew about Florida. Over 700 natural springs pepper the north coasts and panhandle, offering up crystalline turquoise waters so pristine that its not uncommon to spot schools of fish or manatees swimming around your feet. Underground caves are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, or grab a tube and float the day away (lazy river style) on the calm, cool rivers that connect spring to spring.