Sarasota - Manatee

Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area.
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Ainger Creek Park

Canoe and kayak, Blueway Trails facility, fishing, boat ramp and restrooms.

2011 Placida Road, Englewood, FL, 34224
Alafia River State Park

Standing out from the relatively flat topography of Central Florida is Alafia River State Park, a re ...

14326 S. County Road 39, Lithia, FL, 33547
Alexander Springs Recreation Area

There are only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and Alexander Springs is by far one of the eas ...

49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL, 32702
Bill Coy Preserve

Birding Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail

5350 Placida Road, Englewood, FL, 34224
Blue Grotto

Within the sinkhole of Blue Grotto, you’ll find great visibility and depths up to 100 ft. This water ...

3852 NE 172nd Court, Williston, FL, 32696
Blue Springs State Park

Blue Spring is known for its manatee migration that runs in the winter months. Back in 1970 research ...

2100 W. French Ave, Orange City, FL, 32763
Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs

Located inside Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Buccaneer Bay features four tremendous water slides, ...

6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL, 34606
Charles Springs

Charles Springs is located approximately 5 miles South of Dowling Park. This County Park consists of ...

15465 237th Dr, Live Oak, FL, 32060
Chassahowitzka Springs aka The Crack

While the river’s shoreline is mostly natural, the headsprings area contains a small marina with a p ...

8600 W Miss Maggie Dr, Homosassa, FL, 34448
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge Sys ...

1502 SE Kings Bay Dr,, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Cypress Springs

Cypress Springs is a natural spring just off the Intercoastal Waterway that generates almost 65 mill ...

3081 Culpepper Ln, Vernon, FL, 32462
De Leon Springs

This spring has been utilized since the early 1800’s serving as a sugar mill and it was powered by t ...

6001 Ponce de Leon Blvd, De Leon Springs, FL, 32130
Devil's Den Spring

This natural wonder has been transformed from a simple scuba diving site to a world class tourist at ...

5390 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL, 32696
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Home of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs, the sapphire water of Wakulla Springs bo ...

465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL, 32327
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory i ...

4150 Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL, 34446
Fanning Springs State Park

Located along the meandering Suwannee River, Fanning Springs is an inviting source of cool, clear cr ...

18020 NW HWY 19, Fanning Springs, FL, 32693
Gilchrist Blue Springs Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is the newest addition to Florida State Parks! The park contain ...

7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL, 32643
Ginnie Springs

Often characterized as the world’s favorite freshwater dive, experience the clear-water and startlin ...

7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL, 32643
Hart Springs Park and Campground

Hart Springs has one of the Largest Spring-Fed Swimming Areas in the State of Florida. Hart Sprin ...

4240 SW 86th Ave, Bell, FL, 32619
Hidden Lake Park

Hidden Lake Park is a nice nature park with lake, picnic tables, and walking trail.

12th Street between 17th and 20th Avenue, Palmetto, FL, 34221
Hunter Springs Park

This beautiful park is a jewel for Crystal River. It is a local favorite and has won a 2019 Certifi ...

406 NE 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Ichetucknee Springs

Explore Ichetucknee Springs State Park Fed by nine springs, the Ichetucknee River lets visitors e ...

Ichetucknee Springs 12087 Southwest U.S. 27, Fort White, FL, 32038
Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL
Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

One of Florida’s 33 first-magnitude springs, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park features an expansive ...

799 NW Blue Spring Road, Mayo, FL, 32066
Lake Manatee State Park Geo-seeking

Lake Manatee State Park is located 15 miles east of Bradenton, Florida on State Road 64. It extends ...

20007 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL, 34212
Lift Adventure Park

CONQUER THE AQUA PARK run, climb, jump, swing & slide We are really excited about the brand new Un ...

17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL, 34667
Lithia Springs Conservation Park

Well-known for its natural spring which flows year-round, cool, clean water into the Alafia River. ...

3932 Lithia Springs Rd., Lithia, FL, 33547
Little River Springs

The spring run is approximately 150 feet long with a cave system that is more than 1,200 feet long. ...

24891 105th Ln, O'Brien, FL, 32071
Madison Blue Spring State Park

This crystal-clear, first-magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming and cave diving. About ...

8300 N.E. State Road 6, Lee, FL, 32059
Myakka River State Park

In a scene reminiscent of what early Native Americans and Spanish explorers witnessed, arching palm ...

13208 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, FL, 34241
Nathan Benderson Park

Nathan Benderson Park is a unique 600-acre park which provides the public access to a 400-acre lake. ...

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, 34235
Ocala National Forest

Nestled between well-known theme parks and white, sandy beaches, the jewels of the Ocala National Fo ...

North Central Florida, Ocala, FL
Oscar Scherer State Park

A hidden nature preserve for imperilled species, surrounded by busy urban areas. Features: Natur ...

1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL, 34229
Paradise Springs

This waterway is actually a sinkhole but it is open to the public for scuba diving and swimming. If ...

4040 Southeast 84th Lane Rd, Ocala, FL, 34480
Poe Springs Park

Welcome to Poe Springs! Park summer hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from April to September. The Park i ...

28800 NW 182nd Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
Rainbow Springs State Park

Ornamental gardens, man-made waterfalls and sloping hills are visible reminders of the springs’ more ...

19158 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Riverview Pointe Preserve

Riverview Pointe Preserve is an 11-acre site located in northwest Bradenton, Florida. The site is ad ...

8250 Desoto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton, FL, 34209
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park

Rock Springs at Kelly Park in Apopka is Central Florida's natural lazy river. Rock Springs produces ...

400 E Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, FL, 32712
Royal Springs

Royal Springs Park is a 5 acre County park located in the Suwannee Belle Estates, near O’Brien, FL. ...

20051 157th Ln, O'Brien, FL, 32071
Rum Island Springs

Rum Island Park provides you with free access to the Santa Fe River and the beautiful, clear, freshw ...

1447 Southwests Rum Island Terrace, Fort White, FL, 32038
Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs is the newest addition to Florida State Parks. The park contains a collect ...

7450 NE 60th St., High Springs, FL, 32643
Salt Springs Recreation Area

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one of the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest. The rec ...

13851 N. Hwy 19, Salt Springs, FL, 32134
Silver Springs State Park

Located in the central and charming Ocala, Florida, Silver Springs State Park has been a natural lan ...

5656 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34488
The Great Calusa Blueway

The Great Calusa Blueway is a paddling trail that meanders through the coastal waters of Lee County ...

Lee County to Estero Bay, up Caloosahatchee River, FL
Three Sisters Springs

The Three Sisters Springs Center manages land access to Three Sisters Springs, a unit of the Crystal ...

917 Three Sisters Springs Trail, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Turtle Beach Park

Beach Access Birding Boat Ramp Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels Camping Canoe/Kayak Launch Fis ...

8918 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL, 34242
Warm Mineral Springs Park

At Warm Mineral Springs Park, you will find a day full of relaxation. Step into the past at the onl ...

12200 San Servando Ave, North Port, FL, 34287
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

The official home of the World Famous Mermaids! Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is an enchanted spri ...

6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL, 34606
Wekiva Falls RV Water Park

Our natural sulfur spring is warm and features two water slides as well as a DJ on the weekends! Sto ...

30700 Wekiva River Rd, Sorrento, FL, 32776
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

Effective May 23, 2024: Orange Grove Sink and Peacock Springs 1, 2 and 3 at Wes Skiles Peacock Sprin ...

18532 180th St, Live Oak, FL, 32060