Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
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.
Ponce de Leon Springs' 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 can enjoy fishing for catfish, largemouth bass, chain pickerel and panfish.