Summer is here and you're planning out your road trip destinations! Undoubtedly, one of the best ways to relax after a long drive is to take a dip at one of Florida's clearest springs.
So no matter if your final destination leads to a beach or a city, whether you are looking for a paddleboard experience or just the perfect underwater shot, here are the seven best natural springs in Florida to make your summer spectacular.
Mineral Springs Park
Price: $20 and $15 for Sarasota County residents
Address: 12200 San Servando Ave North Port, FL 34287
Why you need to go: It's the only warm mineral springs in Florida with a cozy temperature of 85 degrees year round. This spring also has lots of minerals to rejuvenate the skin.
Royal Springs Park
Address: 198th Trail 15762 O'Brien, FL 32071
Why you need to go: The turquoise water spring is hidden in a public park and it has a 10 ft tall diving board to jump. It is one of the clearest springs in Florida.
Price: $4-$6 per vehicle
Address: 7450 NE 60th St High Springs FL 32643
Why you need to go: This is one of the freshest and bluest springs in Florida. It's excellent for kayaking or paddleboarding under the canopy of trees.
Alexander Springs Recreational Area
Price: $5.50 per person
Address: 49525 County Road 445 Altoona, Fl 32702
Why you need to go: It's the best spring for underwater shots as it is considered the clearest one in Florida.
The Econfina Creek
Address: off of SR20 on North Blue Springs Road, Youngstown
Why you need to go: The water is crystal clear and is an excellent spot to paddleboard. Also, there are several trails surrounding the spring.
Florida Caverns State Park
Price: $4 per single guest vehicle, $5 per 2-8 person vehicle, and $2 for those coming by foot or bicycle.
Address: 3345 Caverns Rd Marianna, FL 32446
Why you need to go: The water has a clear shade of blue and its surrounded with lots of trees. Also, you can visit the only air-filled cavern located in the park.
Address: 7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL 32643
Why you need to go: The water has a turquoise shade and you can see all the rocks at the bottoms. Definitely one of the clearest springs.
We suggest you always carry a bathing suit with you because you never know where the road might just take you.
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.