Home to the Old Spanish Sugar Mill & Griddle House (where you can cook your own pancakes right on the table, De Leon Springs is a great place to unwind, relax and refresh after your travels! Visitors far and near enjoy the 72 degree year round spring water. The head springs pumps out an amazing 19,000 gallons of fresh water each day here. The park welcomes snorkelers, canoe and kayak enthusiasts and swimmers. Scuba diving is available only through and instructor-lead dive (verification required.)
The 625 acres of the springs offer a variety of activities. De Leon Springs has excellent designated swimming areas. In the spring run, anglers will find an abundance of bass and bream. Fresh water fishing license is required to fish at DeLeon Springs State Park for anyone 16 years and older. Visit today and try your angling luck with Florida's large mouth bass!
De Leon Springs State Park provides access to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, where canoeists can explore 18,000 acres of lakes, creeks and marshes. Kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats are available for rent at the park concession.
Visitors can enjoy a half-mile nature trail that meanders through a floodplain forest. For our explorers out there, there is a variety of plant and animal life to be discovered, and for the more adventurous, check out the four mile Wild Persimmon Hiking Trail. Visitors to the park may want to check our the hour long boat tour, The Fountain of Youth Eco/History tour. Sit back and relax as your guide takes you through Old Florida.
Conveniently, De Leon Spring State Park is about 20 minutes north of our award-winning Comfort Inn DeLand! Book your room with us today and escape to the springs for a relaxing, fun-filled day in the sun!