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Cool Off At Alexander Springs!

Updated on May 23, 2023

Alexander Springs-Altoona,Florida-Florida Travel Destinations

Location & Directions

Located at 49525 County Road 445, Altoona, Florida.

Contact Info:(877) 444-6777 or (352) 669-3522

Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located along CR 445 in the northeast corner of Lake County between Astor and Altoona. From SR 40 at Astor, take Butler Street to CR 445A, and turn left on CR 445. The recreation area is 5.8 miles south on the right. From Altoona, drive north 5.2 miles on SR 19, and turn right on CR 445. Continue another 5.1 miles to the entrance on the left.

Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs:
49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL 32702, USA

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Do they have a gift shop? YES!

The gift shop and canoe rental at Alexander Springs.
The gift shop and canoe rental at Alexander Springs.


  • Camping
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Nature Viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving
  • Canoeing


Bathrooms and Restrooms are ADA compliant. Boardwalks and sidewalks are fully accessible.


Open 8am-8pm daily. Campers are only ones with 24 hour access.

Daily User Fee: $5.50 per person and $6.50 Scuba Diving Fee

Camping Fee: $21 per campsite per night

Family Fun @ Alexander Springs

Our family out at Alexander Springs. We had a blast!
Our family out at Alexander Springs. We had a blast!

Family Friendly?

Alexander Springs is a family friendly place. The water is shallow and deep enough for the whole family. There are many picnic tables and trails to enjoy. The campsites are shady and cool. The restrooms are accommodated with showers. There are plenty of wildlife to be seen while at the springs. We saw raccoons, fish, turtles and many different species of birds.


Alexander Springs offer covered and uncovered picnic areas. They also offer sitting benches close to the swimming area.


  • Alexander Springs does not offer electric campsites
  • Alexander Springs do offer showers in the restrooms
  • Alexander Springs offers bear proof trash cans


Canoe Rentals:

  • $16/2 hours
  • $24/4 hours
  • $38/day
  • (+$20 deposit for canoe use)
  • If you bring your own kayak or canoe, $6 launch fee

As you seen from the picture above, Alexander Springs have a great canoe run.

RC Fun @ Alexander Springs

Not only are there canoe activities and hiking trails, but the campgrounds are also good for the RC'ers. My husband loves taking his RC cars around to all of the different locations and running them. The video below was filmed at Alexander Springs Campgrounds. It gives you a look as to how a campsite looks at Alexander Springs, shady & cool. Check out High Volts Entertainment for more videos like this, only on Youtube.

HighVoltsEntertainment @ Alexander Springs Campground

The Timucuan Trail

The Timucuan Trail is a major trail located at Alexander Springs. It is a 1.1 mile loop that highlights the vegetation that was used by early Native Americans. The trail is named after the Timucuan Indian Tribe.


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