The Sunshine State can be a scorcher, even in the winter months. Thankfully, there’s no shortage to the gorgeous Florida springs and swimming holes you can escape the heat in. From lazy rivers to bubbling springs, you can grab your ridiculous and adorable flamingo floaties to splash, soak, and sail away to cooler times on.

You’re never too old for floaties, and anyone who says so might just be jealous of your giant pink flamingo. From big blow up flamingos, unicorns, donuts, and everything in between, you can float in fabulous fashion at these Florida swimming holes.

You can enjoy refreshing turquoise waters surrounded by lush green palms as you float along, while your fellow swimmers ooh and ahh at your magnificent and slightly obnoxious floatie. Coast down lazy rivers or bob up and down in gentle waves, your floatie will take you along for the ride.

Giant, adorable floaties may not be cheap, but thankfully many of these spots have minimal admission costs for the floater on a budget.

So, pack your flamingo, unicorn, and whatever else you may need and enjoy a day at these gorgeous Florida watering holes.

Alexander Springs Recreation Area

Price: $6 

Address: 49525 County Rd 445, Altoona, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This first-magnitude spring is 72 degrees year-round, perfect for floating any time of the year. 

Blue Spring State Park

Price: $6 

Address: 2100 W French Ave., Orange City, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Floating through these crystal-clear waters, you can cruise down the spring run and even spot manatees. 

Juniper Springs

Price: $6 

Address: 26701 FL-40, Silver Springs, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This turquoise oasis hidden within the Ocala National Forest is a refreshing place to soak and float. 

Wekiva Island

Price: $2 

Address: 1014 Miami Springs Dr., Longwood, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This Orlando oasis lets you lounge in the sand, swim in the spring, and float down the river for a lazy summer day. 

Kelly Park/Rock Springs

Price: $3 

Address: 400 E Kelly Park Rd., Apopka, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Tubing down this free-flowing spring in your flamingo float is a refreshing way to spend a hot Florida day. 

Ginnie Springs

Price: $14.02 

Address: 7300 Ginnie Springs Rd., High Springs, FL 

Why You Need To Go: You can take your giant floatie over the underwater cave system at this gorgeous Florida spring, and see down to the bottom!

Happy floating!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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