49525 County Road 445,
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.
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.
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