View All Parks Director's Message

Ponce de Leon Springs State Park

 Contact this Park

2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Road
Ponce de Leon, Florida 32455

(850) 836-4281

 Park Information

Hours

Fees

Map of Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
Regional Map of Florida Southeast Region Southwest Region Central Region Northeast Region Northwest Region
Visitors enjoy a swim in the beautiful spring water.

Exclamation point.Park Alerts for Ponce de Leon Springs State Park

Due to recent heavy rainfall, Sandy Creek, which parallels Ponce de Leon Spring State Park, has risen. The erosion from the flowing waters could create holes and expose roots on the trails. Due to these hazards, please use caution when walking the trails. Some portions of the trails may have standing water on them. If so, please do not attempt to walk through the water as there may be hazards hidden by the tannic waters of the creek.

THE SWIMMING AND PICNIC AREAS ARE OPEN FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding!

 Welcome to Ponce de Leon Springs State Park

This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily. Visitors can take a leisurely walk along two self-guided nature trails through a lush, hardwood forest and learn about the local ecology and wildlife. Rangers also conduct seasonal guided walks. Picnicking is a popular activity at the park; grills and pavilions are available. Anglers will enjoy fishing for catfish, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and panfish.