Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Florida abounds with Natural Springs

Freshwater springs, including the ones at Ichetucknee State Park, are this area's treasures.  The state boasts upward of 600 springs.  Some are so small they are easily missed, while others are large enough to feed a river.  Many of the state's first communities back in the 1800's centered around springs.  Popular watering spots include Ocala near Silver Springs, Daytona near DeLeon Springs, and Jacksonville near Green Cove Springs.  Dozens are held in the public trust while some are privately owned. Millions of gallons of fresh, 72 degree water pumps from these gems daily.  If you haven't experienced the a cool dip, just ask a local for their favorite natural park and jump in one day soon.

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