Summer is quickly approaching and we're always compiling a list of the best Florida destinations for our stay-cation bucket list. The Sunshine State Life is one that calls for an adventure into cool blue pools, hiking the most scenic routes, and soaking up the sun. This spring is sinfully stunning - and it's located in High Springs Florida.
Ginnie Springs is home to the famous blue pool known as the Devil's Eye. The pool has a beautifully eroded stone hole at the bottom that looks like a big black eye, hence the name the Devil's Eye. The water is so clear that you can see the entire bottom, and the water is the most pristine shade of turquoise - all nestled within over 200 acres of woods, foliage, and wildlife for you to admire.
We've already added this place to our Florida adventure's bucket list for the photos alone. This place produces some of the most perfect crystal clear water shots - the clarity of the water turns the surface of the water into a mirror when you're underneath too and it's breath-taking. Check out some of the gorgeous photos you can capture during your visit below:
There's one sight in particular that really took our breath away - where Ginnie Springs meets the Sante Fe river and the color of the water changes; it's literally insane:
If you're only looking for a gorgeous place to swim and float for a day - Ginnie Springs has got you covered, but you can also camp here - and why wouldn't you when you're looking to enjoy as much of your Florida Summer as possible. They have over 200 acres of wooded forest that make a colorful natural background for your Insta-shots on your riverside tent plot. They also have RV hookups if you happen to have an R.V. to make this place your little home away from home for the weekend.
The stars at their campsite over the water lend for the best night shots. You can also kayak under the stars and tube the springs and riverways for a relaxing nature infused retreat - or free and deep dive into the Devil's Eye at the center of the pool. Pets and alcohol are also allowed, so you can bring your furry best friend.
Enjoying Ginnie Springs costs $14.02 for adult general admission, and if you plan to camp, camping is $22.43. They also offer scuba diving, children's pricing, and annual pricing on their website.
The springs have general rules and guidelines listed on their website for your visit when planning your trip, so you'll want to read through those before packing everything up. All visitors are required to fill out a waiver before they enter since there is no lifeguard on duty - you just enjoy the beauty of nature the all-natural way.
If you're ready to indulge in your sinful side and take a dip in The Devil's Eye, Ginnie Springs Outdoors, LLC is located at 7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL 32643. They're open 8 am - 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 10 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 8 am to 8 pm on Sundays - unless you're camping of course.
For more information and full pricing details, visit Ginnie Spring's Website here.
Disclaimer: We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.