Some places are worth the extra effort, and to discover the secret gems of Poe Springs, you have to go the extra half-mile. A long winding boardwalk takes you under a canopy of leafy green and to a hidden freshwater spring…
Florida Swimming holes
Our spring hunting adventures on the Santa Fe River led us to Rum Island, a local swimming spot and FREE county park near High Springs, Florida.
The three of us took a boat ride out into the springs, and the alligators lazing around were the biggest ones I had ever seen outside of Gatorland. I remember wondering what kind of crazy person would swim with gators, let alone dive anywhere near their vicinity.