Ponce De Leon Springs State Park

This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily. Visitors can take a leisurely walk along two self-guided nature trails through a lush, hardwood forest and learn about the local ecology and wildlife. Rangers also conduct seasonal guided walks. Picnicking is a popular activity at the park; grills and pavilions are available. Anglers will enjoy fishing for catfish, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and panfish.

Amenities

Activities

Birding, Hiking, Snorkeling, Water Recreation

Amenities

Grills, Grills, Picnic Area, Picnic Area

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Picnic Tables, Handicapped Parking, Ramps

Fishing Type

Freshwater Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Guest Information

Family Friendly