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After sharing a few photos of my adventures at some local Florida springs on Facebook, it became super clear (no pun intended) that people want to know exactly where these locations are --so, if you are one of those people wondering what the best Florida springs are, look no further, I plotted them on a map.
And before you think "wait didn't she write about this before?" Kind of, but not really --I wrote about how there is a map of all Florida springs, not just the ones you can visit. You can see that blog post here.
I did my best to try to include all of the springs open to the public (not necessarily all that you can swim in), but it's quite possible that I missed something! If I did, please write me a comment below so I can add it in. Also note that from my understanding of information I found online, these springs are publically accessible (some with limitations including hours, fees, what you can bring, etc) --details are subject to change by the time of publishing, so visit their official pages and call their office(s) to double check before adventuring out!
Oh, and equally notable, with the hot spring/summer days cropping up fast, many springs are reaching capacity for the day, especially on weekends, so this is another great reason to plan accordingly. I can't tell you the amount of people saying they drove X-amount of hours to a spring only to find out it's reached capacity for a day --myself included! Don't be that person! Call ahead!
Additionally, if you're traveling from afar you may want to book a place to stay near (or on!) the springs to ensure you have a better chance of getting in. There are several VRBO's matching this criteria, so check their website for your specific dates and book before someone else does (they don't last long.)
Once you're confident you'll get in, I highly recommend taking a GoPro and some snorkel gear if you want to have the full underwater world experience. My gear consists of the GoPro Hero9, an underwater dome housing unit (which is an absolute necessity to get photos like this), and this snorkel mask with a GoPro mount attachment. It's a necessity for those rivers and creeks with clear blue swimming holes.
The spots that I added to the map include (and this is going to be a long list so bear with me):
Feel free to reshare and embed my map on your site as long as The Sunburnt Blogger is given credit and linked back to!
Happy travels and don't forget your essentials!
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