De Leon Springs State Park
De Leon Springs601 Ponce De Leon Blvd,
Formerly known as Acuera, meaning "Healing Waters," by the Mayaca Indians who once populated the region, De Leon Springs beckons visitors to its refreshing clear waters. Here, you can wander along trails cutting through a vibrant subtropical forest, where a colossal old-growth bald cypress tree stands as a testament to the area's enduring history. This serene spot not only offers a chance to cool off but also invites you to delve into a past marked by significance—during the Civil War, the spring run was harnessed to power a sugar cane mill and subsequently a grist mill for turning corn into flour.
The popular Old Sugar Mill Pancake House, located in a 100-year-old replica of the 1830s sugar mill, features cook-your-own pancakes at the table and freshly made bread and cookies.
Max Depth is 23 feet with a constant water temperature of 72. This Spring is quite the experience and makes for an easy non-technical dive.