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The state of Florida is a paradisiacal places to visit, why? Its strategic location, climate, cultural diversity and, of course, it has the best terminal waters in the entire United States.
Devil’s Den Spring
At first glance it may not seem like a hot spring, however, it is one of the most popular because of the mystical and intimate atmosphere it offers.
The venue is located in Williston, FL 32696, Florida. Among the things it has to offer is the cave with its underground river, and a platform for visitors to enter.
➤ It is used for diving training due to the closed environment and crystal clear water. If what you are looking for is to spend some family time, in its surroundings Devil’s Den has seats for outdoor barbecues, boat rides and a space for hiking.
➜ The price per person is $15, in case of renting diving equipment it would cost an additional $10.
If you are looking to camp on site, then you would have to pay an additional amount on top of the entrance fee.
Important! Take into account that there are established rules for the use of the surroundings of the park. Upon arrival you must go to the administration to cancel the tickets. A worker will need to issue you identification bracelets.
To enter the spring you have to be to dive or snorkel, swimmers are prohibited.
➤ Do you have your own diving equipment? No problem, the rental price is only for those who decide not to bring it.
If you are bringing minors, take their age into account, since the minimum admission to the hot springs is 6 years.
Located in Gilchrist County, Ginnie Springs is a natural space with a variety of outdoor activities.
There are several ways to visit the park: For example, if you take a plane the cost would be around 300 to 1000 dollars, with a travel time of 3 hours. In case of choosing the bus or taxi there are several routes, depending on where you take the transport it can take 10 hours to get to the place; If you decide to travel by your own vehicle then from Miami the trip would last 6 hours.
What activities can you do?
It is made up of 7 springs and underground caves to practice diving. Although it seems that it does not have much to offer, the reality is different, you can camp and have amenities such as drinking water, grills and electrical outlets.
If you are concerned about security, do not worry, at night the park is protected by rangers who guard the facilities.
In fact, when entering the park, visitors will find diving equipment and food rental shops, and there is even space for those who want to park their RVs.
Another type of activity to carry out in the place is a ride in canoes and bicycles, although their use will require their rental.
➤ It is advisable to travel in winter, in this way there are fewer insects. Also, pets are not allowed.
- Ticket (Not season): $15
- Ticket (In season): 20$
- Children (5 to 12 years old): $5
In case of diving:
- Cave Diving (Certificates): $24
- Diving in springs (First-timers): $32
- Annual Pass: $399.99
If you want to camp:
- Price per adult (Not season): $25
- Price per adult (In season): $30
- Children price (5 to 12 years old): $8
- Use of electricity and water (Per night): $11
Visitors can enter and leave the park, as long as they have their tickets on hand and comply with what is stipulated there. Also, the sale closes at 5pm and day-long tickets expire at 6pm.
Rainbow Springs State Park
If you are looking for space and lots of outdoor activities that involve swimming, then this natural spring is the one for you, your family and your pets.
Located in secluded Dunnellon, Florida, Rainbow Springs offers a wide variety of recreational activities such as: Jet Skis, canoeing and kayaking, inflatable rafting, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, barbecuing, fishing and camping.
The place is open from 8am to 6pm every day of the year. It ‘s important to get there early, as ticket sales close when the park reaches its maximum visitor capacity.
➜ It is important to park inside the park ! Otherwise you will be at risk of being towed.
Rates (Per person)
- Entry ticket: 2$
- Ticket for ferries: 20$
- Kayak use (2 people; 1 hour): $16
- Use of canoes (3 people; 1 hour): $22
Other amenities of the park are: Showers, laundry and restrooms.
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Famous for its mermaid shows, Weeki Wachee is located at 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Florida.
By paying the entrance fee, visitors will be able to enjoy most of the attractions in Buccaneer Bay, which would be its 5 water slides, its white sand beach and snorkeling. The shows have an additional fee, which we will mention later.
Rates and activities
Spending the night in one of their cabins costs between 30 and 160 dollars. And if you want to enjoy their mermaid shows and even learn how to move like them, you will have to make a reservation weeks in advance and pay a cost of $450.
➤ The entrance fee to the park and the bay is $13 (Adults) and $8 (Children). These vary depending on the size of the group.
The price of a kayak is $32 and a paddle board is $48, the oars are $32. The tour includes 2 hours to explore the river and see animals such as manatees, alligators, turtles and otters.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
This spa-type spring offers, as in the previous case, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and bicycle tours.
One of the advantages of this site is its location, Wekika Springs is only 20 minutes from Orlando, on Interstate 4 at exit 94.
- Pedestrians, cyclists and extra passengers: $2
- Vehicles (8 occupants): $6
- Vehicle (1 occupant): $4
- Camping: $24 + $6.70 tax.
- Recreational Vehicles (Per night): $7
- Primitive Camp (Per person): $5
In Florida there are many more springs with integrated docks, in fact, their preservation is due to the fact that they are protected by private institutes such as Howard T. Odum, Florida.
Each of them is governed by strict rules of use. For example, in Three Sisters Springs it is perfect to visit it in winter, since it is the season for these curious animals, the manatees. However, when keeping an animal protected, only the use of kayaks or paddleboards is allowed.
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