49525 County Road 445, Altoona, Florida
One of the few first-magnitude springs in the state of Florida, Alexander Springs is one of the most visited Florida springs all year round. This is because of the spring’s constant hydrothermal water temperature, 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Tourists come from all over to enjoy the wilderness’s pristine condition and unique geography. Other activities guests enjoy include picnics under the towering mighty trees, swimming in its crystalline pool and a leisurely paddle trips via canoe or kayak in Alexander Run – a six mile long canoe run that ends at Alexander Creek.
The Alexander Springs Recreation Area is open daily from 8am to 8pm. If you are camping in the park, then you will have an access code to get in 24/7. Both Canoe and kayak rentals are available at Alexander Springs. Camping facilities include spots for tent camping, trailer slots, picnic tables, restrooms, parking areas, drinking water, hot showers, and a concession stand open daily for other needs. Power and water hook-ups are not offered at this site.
One unique activity available at the springs is scuba diving. If you are a certified diver with proof of certification, you may rent scuba gear, or bring your own, and descend into the turquoise waters at the spring boil. This allows an unprecedented view into the limestone mouth of the spring. Another activity available to visitors is hiking. There is a 1.1 mile long hiking trail within the recreation area. Other trails are available nearby also.
Alexander Springs Recreation Area Map