Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Orlando, Florida area.
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Airport Lake

Airport Lakes Park provides both active and passive recreational amenities. Park users can enjoy the boardwalk and fishing. Public parking, bike rack ...

Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
7098 Shadowridge Drive, Orlando, FL, 32812
Restrooms: yes
Alexander Springs Recreation Area

There are only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and Alexander Springs is by far one of the easiest for visitors to enjoy. A broad and naturally ...

49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL
Restrooms: yes
Big Sand Lake

The water body lies in the Dr. Phillips Ridge division of the Central Lake District in Orlando, Florida. Also known as Big Sand Lake! Big Sand Lakes ...

Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
Blue Grotto

Come to Blue Grotto and discover the rich beauty and thrilling experience of diving the largest clear water cavern in Florida. Located deep in the h ...

3852 NE 172nd Court, Williston, FL, 32696
Blue Springs Park

Blue Springs is a heavenly escape from everyday life and hurried vacations. Swim in the crystal-clear blue waters, walk the boardwalk to the Santa Fe ...

7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL, 32643
Butler Chain of Lakes

This chain is made up of 11 interconnected lakes. Boat access is available only on one Orange County ramp (R.D. Kene park on Lake Isleworth just sout ...

Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
Clear Lake

Amenities: George Barker Park (northeast corner of the lake) has a nice two-lane boat ramp, and 2 fishing piers one of which is equipped with fish fee ...

Area: Downtown Orlando
Conway Chain of Lakes

Four interconnected pools (east, west, middle and south) are collectively referred to as the Conway Chain. The larger of only two public boat ramps i ...

Area: Southeast (Conway/Lake Nona/Orlando International Airport)
5601 Birr Ct., Orlando, FL, 32809
De Leon Springs State Park

De Leon Springs State Park is a Florida State park. Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking/canoeing, paddleboat rentals, boat tour, fishing, hi ...

601 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, De Leon Springs, FL, 32130
Devil's Den

Visit Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 milli ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
East Lake Tohopekaliga

The primary inflow of Boggy Creek, East Lake Tohopekaliga, covers an area of 12,000 acres and is almost 5 miles in diameter. Large-mouth bass and rede ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
Lakeshore Dr., St. Cloud, FL, 34769
Fanning Springs

Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Swimming or snorkeling in the sp ...

18020 N.W. Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL, 32693
Ginnie Springs

Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River in Florida. Each day, the 7 ...

7300 NE Ginnie Springs Rd., High Springs, FL, 32643
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Flor ...

4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard, Homosassa, FL, 34446
Ichetucknee Springs

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring o ...

12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, FL, 32038
Johns Lake

This water body lies in Lake and Orange counties on SR 50 west of Winter Garden. It only has one public boat ramp located just off SR 50 in the north ...

Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
Juniper Springs

Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best known recreation areas on the East Coast. Located ...

26701 Florida 40, Silver Springs, FL
Kelly Park/Rock Springs Run

Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round), full-service concession, picnic pavilions and playground. Tent and RV campi ...

Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
400 E Kelly Park Rd., Apopka, FL, 32712
Lake Cypress

Lake Cypress is a 4,097-acre lake located south of Lake Tohopekaliga offering Bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and black crappie, present for anglers an ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
3301 Lake Cypress Rd., St. Cloud, FL, 34749
Lake Eola

Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The sidewalk that circles the lake is .9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to k ...

Area: Downtown Orlando
512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL, 32801
Lake Ivanhoe

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, this beautiful lake can be seen from I-4 around the Ivanhoe exit. Although locals have dubbed this FMA a wa ...

Area: Downtown Orlando
57 NE Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32801
Lake Lawne

A 156-acre lake in West Orlando just north of S.R. 50. A GFC boat ramp in Barnett Park provides access. A fishing pier and cleared shoreline on the we ...

Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
1320 Lake Lawne Ave, Orlando, FL, 32808
Lake Tohopekaliga

The primary inflow of Shingle Creek, Lake Tohopekaliga covers 19,000 acres and spans 42 miles in diameter. World renowned for its bass fishing. It is ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
Lakeshore Blvd., Kissimmee, FL, 34741
Lake Underhill

Amenities: Bank fishing is available along the southern shore. A public boat ramp is located in a small park on the east end of the southern lobe. It ...

Area: Southeast (Conway/Lake Nona/Orlando International Airport)
4355 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL, 32807
Moss Park

Tent and RV camping are available at this park. Make a reservation on their website. Largest of the Orange County Parks with 1,551 acres, two boat ra ...

Area: Southeast (Conway/Lake Nona/Orlando International Airport)
12901 Moss Park Road, Orlando, FL, 32832
Restrooms: Yes