Take a dive beneath the water at Salt Springs, a unique swimming hole in the Ocala National Forest.
Florida Swimming holes
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…
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.