Looking for somewhere to cool off in the Panhandle in the summer? Visit this quiet springs in north Florida, and enjoy a small swimming hole to cool off and have a picnic with your family.
There are several springs in north Florida, but one of our favorites is a lesser-known spot inside of Florida Caverns State Park (see our post here on more to do in the park). This park is well know for, as the name states, its caverns. However, if you are visiting in the summer, you can take a swim or a float in Blue Hole Springs. Located near the campground, this small springs swimming hole is 35 feet deep. There is a dock leading up to the swimming area that you can jump into the deepest part of the spring. There are also several shallow areas where you can get in. While smaller, the water is cold year-round and you can bring a float or a picnic to spend the day there.
Both days that we have been to this spring we have found it mostly deserted, with only a few people from the campground visiting. If this is your style, you can pay the $5 per car entrance fee to the Florida Caverns and swim to your heart’s content. Be aware that since this is a spring, there are fish, and the water is always COLD.
While enjoying your trip to this springs in north Florida, check out our post on the panhandle for more activities to do while visiting the area.