De Leon Springs State Park

Native Americans visited and used these springs as long as 6,000 years ago. By the 1880s, the springs had become a winter resort promising "a fountain of youth." There is excellent swimming in the spring, which remains at 72 degrees year round. Canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals are available for exploring the spring run. Visitors can enjoy an outdoor picnic or dine at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant where guests can make their own pancakes at the table. Call for more information.



Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Scuba/Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Water Recreation


Baby-changing station, Bus Parking, Concessions, Covered Pavilion, Food/Beverage Service, Gift Shop, Parking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Vending machines

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, ADA Picnic Tables, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Wheelchair-friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset, Open Year-Round

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Travelers Checks, Visa

Pet Information

Pets on Leash Allowed