Are you looking for something fun to do outdoors this weekend? We’ve got you covered. There are so many ways to have fun in Orlando that don’t involve being jam-packed in a crowd of tourists.
You can enjoy a nature hike, swim, or go canoeing at one of the Orlando springs. We’ve created a list for you of the best natural springs near Orlando to go to this weekend.
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 10 so make sure to reserve your spot on their website.
Admission: $15-$22 per person
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
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
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. 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
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