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10 Best Hidden Swimming Holes Near Orlando

10 Best Hidden Swimming Holes Near Orlando

When it comes to the many reasons that tourists come to Florida, one of the top reasons is for the ample swimming opportunities. And luckily, there are many swimming holes near Orlando. 

In Central Florida, there are many swimming holes that you can access, and you are guaranteed not to have the same number of people around that you would at an attraction like Disney World. While other folks are spending time at the “Happiest Place on Earth” with thousands of other people, you can be floating along on your own stretch of paradise in a hidden swimming hole.

At Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Florida Waterfront, our realtors know how vital it is to be able to spend time outdoors and to enjoy the place you call home in Central Florida. That is why we are happy to provide you and your family with information about the local area so that you can be even more satisfied with your investment decision. Check out the following hidden gem swimming holes throughout the Orlando and greater Central Florida area:

Swimming Holes Near Orlando You Must Check Out

Kelly Park Rock Springs

Kelly Park Rock Springs is an excellent place to go tubing down a clear natural spring in consistently 68F water. The park is located in Apopka and also has miles of hiking trails, the swimming hole, camping opportunities, and a connection to Wekiwa Springs State Park via the 10-mile Rock Springs run.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

If you are looking for a pristine swimming hole that also offers the opportunity to sunbathe and take a canoe ride on a stream with alligators on the bank, this is the park for you. The swimming hole itself is blocked off, so you won’t have to worry about alligators coming to swim with you!

Alexander Springs Rec Park

One of the absolute best swimming hole locations in Central Florida is Alexander Springs. It is located in the Ocala National Forest, and it offers visitors the opportunity to scuba dive in its pristine 72F waters. You can also rent a canoe or kayak, camp, and hike. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as alligators, turtles, black bears, deer, and various subtropical birds.

Blue Spring State Park

Have you ever wanted to swim with a manatee? Now you may have the opportunity to do so at Blue Springs State Park. Your reward for traversing the 4.5 mile hiking trail is to take a dip in the beautiful natural spring and interact with the manatees congregating at the park each winter.

DeLeon Springs State Park

If you want to immerse yourself in nature, then DeLeon is the perfect place for you. Take a hike on the 4.2 mile Persimmon Trail or the 1.5 mile paved trail to the 600-year-old Cypress tree. After all that walking, you can dip your whole body in the swimming hole or walk through the butterfly garden to see which butterflies come to visit the 500 different plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Ginnie Springs

Are you a scuba diver? If so, Ginnie Springs is an ideal spot to spend the day (or maybe a week) exploring. Not only can you simply wade through the waters, but you can also go diving into the three Devil’s Spring caverns. Even beginners will enjoy seeing the wide basin known as the ballroom since it is easy to access. Take the caverns through to the Santa Fe River for even more spectacular views.

Rainbow Springs State Park

This park offers both natural and man-made water features, including 3 man-made waterfalls. It started as a private tourist attraction with a zoo and rodeo in the 1970s but couldn’t compete with Disney World. Once the state took it over, it became a very popular state park.

Fanning Springs

This park has it all: scuba diving, swimming, flora and fauna, camping, and fantastic views. It is located on the Suwannee River and is sure to entertain you and your family for hours. The spring is 72F all year, so you can always rely on being able to take a good swim.

Juniper Springs Rec Area

Do you have children in your family? Then this park is an ideal location for you to visit. There are hundreds of natural springs throughout the park, so it encourages kids to explore and enjoy this swimming hole in the Ocala National Forest.

Warm Mineral Springs

Does 68F or 72F seem a bit too chilly for your liking? Then you may be interested in spending some time in the 85F waters found at the Warm Mineral Springs just south of Orlando. The water has 51 minerals (the highest in the country), so it is not only relaxing but also healthy. You can also partake in such relaxation treatments as a facial, deep tissue massage, or reflexology therapy.

If you are in the Central Florida area, be sure to look into any or all of these 10 hidden swimming holes. 

Our Realtors Know Central Florida

If you and your family are looking to buy or sell a home in Central Florida, be sure to give our realtors a call at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Florida Waterfront. We have the expertise and knowledge of the local real estate market to help you have the best possible real estate experience. Additionally, we can give you information about all of the hot local spots, including hidden gem swimming holes such as those listed above.

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