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15 Florida Springs to Cool Down A Sizzling Hot Summer


If you are looking for ways to cool down this summer, check Authentic Florida’s list of 15 Florida Springs for a break from the sizzling heat.

When Florida’s summer temperatures begin to climb, aren’t you ready to take a refreshing plunge into a cool Florida spring?

Florida has many springs to choose from for a summer “cool down” where shimmering shades of aqua blues and emerald greens reflect with dazzling intensity.

And lucky for us, Florida is blessed with more than 700 springs, the largest collection on earth. From deep within the underground aquifer eight billion gallons of water flow from Florida’s springs each day at a constant, 72-degrees.

Most of the springs are located in the central and northern parts of the state and many of Florida’s springs are found within state or national parks. This offers visitors an array of recreational opportunities while providing a level of protection for these essential natural resources. The entry fee to most parks is very reasonable, making the experience not only fun, but a bargain.

Here are 15 cool, bubbly springs that will help you “chill out” this summer:

North Florida

Ichetucknee Springs, Fort White

Ichetucknee Springs & River State Park, Fort White:

Northwest of Gainesville, near Fort White, the Ichetucknee Springs and River have long been a destination for campers, college students and Floridians seeking the delightful experience of floating down the six-mile river before it empties into the Santa Fe.

Robin Draper, AuthenticFlorida, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, June 19, 2017 

A Florida resident since 1974, Melanie Lentz-Janney is the owner/CXO of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle blog devoted to the Sunshine State's most unique and quirkiest treasures. Authentic Florida is intended to inspire discovery of the accessible, yet under-appreciated areas of the state as well as celebrating good old-fashioned Florida kitsch. Lentz-Janney’s lifelong passion has been discovering Florida’s genuine side – some old, some new – with a focus on “fun and affordable.” Authentic Florida has been recognized as the BEST Blog of the Year, the BEST Travel Blog (twice), and BEST Food Blog at the Florida Sunshine Awards. Lentz-Janney is a member of Florida Outdoor Writers Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. She is also a well-respected marketing expert and an award-winning filmmaker.


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