Destinations

Ginnie Springs a Favorite Swimming Hole Around the World

August 31, 2015 by

Giniie Springs

Ginnie Springs Outdoors is known as a dive destination and campground around the world. This privately owned attraction is located just outside of High Springs, Florida, and is a PADI 5 Star facility (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and offers certification at all levels including cave diving.

Ginnie Springs offers miles of underwater caves and caverns to be explored, and along with that, plenty of other fun on the water including kayaking, canoeing, river tubing, and swimming in the crystal clear water that stays a balmy 72 degrees year round.

Ginnie Springs

Ginnie Springs Outdoors

Ginnie Springs is comprised of 7 separate springs that discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of fresh warm water year round. The setting along the banks of the Santa Fe River is nestled amid 200 wooded acres and a perfect spot to get away from it all.

Ginnie Springs

Camping and Rentals

Campers can enjoy a range of options including wilderness sites (no electricity), or sites with electrical hookup designed to accommodate your RV or tent.

Overnight cottage rental is also available at the Ginnie Cottage, a three-bedroom unit that features amenities including air conditioning and a fully-equipped kitchen. Sleeping accommodations include 2 twin beds, 2 double beds, and 2 roll-aways which makes it an ideal choice for families or small groups.

Cottage rental includes park admission.

River Tubing

River tubing down the Sana Fe River is a lazy way to spend an hour or so as you float from the Devil’s Spring to Twin Spring. The walk back to the Ginnie parking lot takes about 15 minutes on the “tube trail.” Tubes can be rented at the country store, or guests can bring their own tubes or rafts.

If you’ve always wanted to explore an underwater grotto, swim in fresh spring water, or lazily drift along in a tube, Ginnie Springs provides one of the best outdoor experiences around. They also offer laundry and bath facilities throughout the campground.

Photo credits: leo571894, wbowerproductions, Steven Gale



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