Florida gets plenty hot outside, especially during those sweltering southern summers. However, it lacks any hot springs for soaking. The closest you can find is one true warm spring, lovely year-round, and a handful of slightly cooler, natural warm springs perfect for swimming in the summers. In addition, Florida has endless shorelines, white sandy beaches, and salty ocean waters.
List of Natural Warm Springs (68°F+) in Florida
Located in Southwest Florida close to the Gulf of Mexico, the Warm Mineral Springs Park is Florida’s hot springs-like experience. The water stays at a prime 85 degrees Fahrenheit all year long. And given its location in North Port, the weather stays warm and sunny out, even during winter. So its mineral water is always refreshing! Spread around are a few less warm springs coming in between 68° and 74° F.
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Guide to Florida’s Natural Freshwater Springs
Florida is one of the most popular states in the US for tourism. Besides having Walt Disney World and miles of coastline, it has some amazing mineral springs. While these aren’t hot springs by any stretch, they are considered warm springs.
If you’re in the area, don’t forget to visit some of Florida’s top natural springs. Several of them remain at a constant 68-74° Fahrenheit all year round, so they are open for visitors at any time. And there’s one that maintains a consistent 85° Fahrenheit, for those looking for those truly warm waters.
In total, there are over 700 natural springs in Florida. They provide a range of outdoor recreation and water sports. Most are open year-round and are most popular at places to cool off and beat the oppressive summer heat and humidity.
A few of Florida’s favorite swimming springs
For those looking for another water attraction other than the miles of ocean coastline, we’ve rounded up a trio of warm springs. These Floridian mineral pools will range from 68 to 85 degrees F.
Warm Mineral Springs Park – This resort covers 1.4 acres of land and goes up to 250 feet. It’s located near Venice, FL, and has the perfect water temperature of 85 degrees all year round The pools here are clean and the water is enriched with minerals. This is as close as you’ll get to hot springs in Florida as it’s the only warm springs in the state.
Fanning Springs Park – If you’re looking for a beautiful destination for your next picnic with the family, you’ve just found it. At Fanning Springs you can soak in the 72 degrees F pool for as long as you want and even go kayaking while you’re there. This is a great place to relax and sit back and enjoy the views.
Weeki Wachee Springs – Weeki Wachee is an almost decade-old mineral spring located in Florida. This place attracts thousands of visitors every day. The best part about this place is that there is a lot to do. You can always soak in the pool, also constant at 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, go for a swim or even just watch the animals. This is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to get away for a few days.
Those are just a few of the natural mineral springs in Florida. Enjoy a refreshing swim at one of these local parks!
Activities at Natural Springs
From hiking and biking trails to bird watching, the fun expands well beyond the water at Flordia’s natural springs. Though in the water, there are more activities than just swimming about. Since many are located in state parks or nearby towns, there is often accommodations and camping quite close to the springs.
Let’s look at the most popular things to do available at select natural springs in Florida.
- Scuba Diving
- Wildlife Viewing
When visiting the Sunshine State, be sure to check out some of its amazing natural springs. These magical waters will refresh your mind and body and create memories to last a lifetime.
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