5 Natural Springs Near Orlando You Must Visit

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Throw on your bathing suit and hop in the car because we’re road tripping to the best natural springs near Orlando! We’re soaking up all the fun in the Florida sun. Orlando is perfectly situated between a ton of beautiful outdoor locales, perfect for an escape from your daily life!

Get ready to escape the tourists and enjoy the serenity of these natural springs near Orlando! 

Whether you‘re kayaking through the 5 miles of the Silver River‘s open canals on a glass-bottom kayak or enjoying hiking throughout the park, there‘s something to enjoy for everyone at Silver Springs.

Paddle by their hundreds of turtles, basking on sunny rocks, alligator residents, and large fish you can spot in their clear blue waters.

Admission: $2 per person, children 6 and under are free. Prices vary for Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Canoe, Kayak and SUP Rentals.

Monday | 8AM—sundown
Tuesday | 8AM—sundown
Wednesday | 8AM—sundown
Thursday | 8AM—sundown
Friday | 8AM—sundown
Saturday | 8AM—sundown
Sunday | 8AM—sundown

📍5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488

One of the most unique springs in Florida is just a short drive away! Devil’s Den is an underground spring inside a cave.

It got its name from the steam that comes out of the opening in the early mornings. You have the option of snorkeling or scuba diving inside the cave. For safety measures, they aren’t allowing groups larger than ten so make sure to reserve your spot on their 

Admission: $15-$22 per person

Monday | 9AM—4:30PM
Tuesday | 9AM—4:30PM
Wednesday | 9AM—4:30PM
Thursday | 9AM—4:30PM
Friday | 8AM—5PM
Saturday | 8AM—5PM
Sunday | 8AM—5PM

📍5390 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL 32696

This is the closest spring to Central Florida. It’s just minutes away from Downtown Orlando. There’s so much to do in Wekiwa Springs. You can rent a canoe or kayak, picnic, swim, and hike down the miles of trail. It’s the perfect family fun day in the sun.

Don’t forget to check out Wekiva Island, which is along the Wekiwa River. They have a bar, cabana rentals, food, and tons of events all year long! It’s the perfect pit stop.

Admission: $6 per vehicle

Monday | 8AM—Sundown 
Tuesday | 8AM—Sundown 
Wednesday | 8AM—Sundown 
Thursday | 8AM—Sundown
Friday | 8AM—Sundown 
Saturday | 8AM—Sundown 
Sunday | 8AM—Sundown 

📍1800 Wekiwa Cir. Apopka FL 32712

This spring is just a short 2-hour drive from Orlando. There are so many ways to explore this crystal clear spring. You can swim, canoe, kayak, tube, or dive into the Devil’s eye.

Devil’s eye is a round opening about 20 feet across and 20 feet deep that you can dive into (if you’re an experienced diver) and explore the intricately decorated cavern below.

This spring makes for the perfect day trip. Make sure to look at their website for hours and call before you go to ensure the park hasn’t reached its limit.

Admission: $15-$20 per adult / $5 per child

Monday | 8AM-5PM
Tuesday | 8AM-5PM
Wednesday | 8AM-5PM
Thursday | 8AM-5PM
Friday | 8AM-8PM
Saturday | 8AM-8PM
Sunday | 8AM—6PM

📍7300 Ginnie Springs Rd, High Springs, FL 32643

If you love manatees, then you’ll love this spring. This spring is about an hour away from Orlando but well worth the drive. Encounter these gentle giants by renting a kayak or canoe, taking a guided riverboat cruise, or hiking along the spring run. Of course, you can also enjoy a dip in the cool, 72-degree spring water.

If you want to know more, go to their website and start planning your trip!

Admission: $6 per vehicle

Monday | 8AM—Sundown
Tuesday | 8AM—Sundown
Wednesday | 8AM—Sundown 
Thursday | 8AM—Sundown
Friday | 8AM—Sundown
Saturday | 8AM—Sundown
Sunday | 8AM—Sundown

📍 2100 W. French Ave. Orange City FL 32763

This enchanted spring has so much to do. You can see live mermaids, take a trip on a riverboat cruise, see wildlife, and swim in the waters of Buccaneer Bay. A lot of the amenities are open back up for you to enjoy! We love hanging out at the water slides and lazy river. 

Admission: $13 for adults / $8 for children

Monday | 9AM—5:30PM
Tuesday | 9AM—5:30PM
Wednesday | 9AM—5:30PM
Thursday | 9AM—5:30PM
Friday | 9AM—5:30PM
Saturday | 9AM—5:30PM
Sunday | 9AM—5:30PM

📍6131 Commercial Way Weeki Wachee FL 34606

Let's Go Explore!

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Anna Brescia

Anna Brescia

Anna is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.