De Leon Springs State Park
ADA Lift Not In Service
Effective July 21, 2021: The ADA lift into the spring at De Leon Springs State Park is not currently in service. This notice will be removed as soon as the lift is operational again.
Welcome to De Leon Springs State Park
Visitors enjoy a Florida experience that includes a recreational swimming area and a fascinating history.
Once called Acuera, or “Healing Waters,” by Mayaca Indians who inhabited the area, De Leon Springs is a place to cool off in clear waters, roam trails through a lush subtropical forest that features a massive old-growth bald cypress tree, and immerse oneself in a rich history. The spring run was once used to turn a sugar cane mill followed by a grist mill to turn corn into flour during the Civil War.
The famous naturalist John James Audubon visited the springs in 1831. “This spring presents a circular basin, having a diameter of about 60 feet, from the center of which the water is thrown up with great force, although it does not rise to a height of more than a few inches above the general level,” he wrote in his journal.
Today, thanks to state park protection, Audubon’s description still rings true.
Plan Your Visit
Eco/Heritage Boat Tour at De Leon Springs
De Leon Springs State Park Photo Gallery
Many Layers of History at De Leon Springs
People Make the Parks
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