De Leon Springs State Park Florida
De Leon Springs State Park Florida, sometimes called Ponce De Leon Springs, this Orlando Florida tourist park covers 611 acres, built around a natural spring pouring out about 20 million gallons every day at a constant 72 degrees. This is the swimming, snorkeling and scuba area, 170 feet across and 500 feet in diameter. Depths range from 18" to 30' at the spring boil.
Model Ships to sail on the lake
This Florida State Recreation area on St John river is just a few miles North of Blue Springs State Park on State road 17, about 35 miles north of Orlando.
The Orlando Florida tourist will need a full day to explore DeLeon Springs Florida, as it is mainly a park for the whole family to enjoy with many varied activities.
Book in advance with the Park Rangers if you need a pavilion for the day.
DeLeon Springs State Park Florida
An old Spanish sugar mill with huge paddle wheel converted into a
visitor center, grill and griddle house serves a mixture to make your
own pancakes on a hot griddle which is recessed
into the center of every table.This is also the place for Canoe, kayak, inner tube and paddleboat rentals.
Picnic areas with tables and grills as well as pavilions are available, as well as slides and climbing frames located near the restaurant and restrooms.
A 500 year old cypress tree, pines and many other native plants can
be seen from a paved nature trail, or join the 4 mile loop Wild
Persimmon Hiking Trail for wildlife viewing of animals and birds.Launch your own boat and fish in Spring Garden Creek or explore 18,000 acres of lakes by canoe.
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Reserve can be visited by joining a boat tour in the park, and sailing up the St.John River.
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