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 gently sloped spring pool becomes a natural water park when visitors come to picnic, swim, and play. The water is a constant 72°F and extraordinarily clear. Ripples play across the sand bottom as small fish dart about. Surrounded by a floodplain forest of maples, sweetgum, and cabbage palms, this recreation area feels almost tropical.
A nearby concession facility offers canoe and kayak rentals and livery service for those who want to paddle the spring run, which flows approximately eight miles until the confluence with the St. Johns River. The recreation area also includes camping, picnic areas, and a bathhouse. It is open for both day use and for overnight.
49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL