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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ten springs within an hour's drive of Leesburg

Published July 30, 2015
Alexander Springs - 21 miles away
49525 County Road 445 in Altoona

Kelly Park / Rock Springs Run - 29 miles away
Features a free-flowing natural spring and Rock Springs, a clear, swift creek.

Wekiwa Springs
This is a second-magnitude spring that is joined within a half-mile by the smaller run from Rock Springs to form the headwaters of the 17-mile-long Wekiva River, a tributary of the St. Johns River.

Juniper Springs - 32 miles away
Huge live oak canopies provide shade yards away from the natural pool.

Rainbow Springs - 39 miles away
This is Florida's fourth-largest spring, according to Florida State Parks.

Salt Springs - 47 miles away
You'll find a natural spring rising beneath the swimming area. It gets its name from the magnesium, potassium and salt in the water.

Silver Glen Springs - 47 miles away
Boaters love Silver Glen Springs because they can take their boat up close to the swimming area and enjoy the springs.

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge - 47 miles away
1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive in Crystal River
The primary springs within the wildlife refuge are Idiots Delight, Three Sisters, and the King Springs group, which includes Tarpon Hole, Mullet’s Gullet, and Little Hidden springs. Three Sisters springs is the only one accessible by land; all of the others are boat accessible only.

Blue Spring - Orange City - 47 miles away

Also known as Volusia Blue Spring

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park - 58 miles away
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