De Leon Springs State Park, De Leon Springs

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De Leon Springs State Park is a Florida State Park in Volusia County, Florida. It is located in DeLeon Springs, off CR 3.
The park covers 625 acres in Volusia County, built around a natural spring, flowing at a rate of about 20 million gallons a day, that remains 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round and reaches a depth of 30 feet at the spring boil.
Park wildlife includes manatees, alligators, white-tailed deer, turtles and otters. Among the birds that can be seen are anhingas, egrets, hawks, limpkins, ospreys, vultures, American bald eagles, American white ibis, belted kingfishers, American coots and great blue herons.
Seasonal sightings may include Florida black bears (the park is connected to Lake George State Forest and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge), manatees seeking relief from the cold during winter and migratory birds such as a variety of duck species. To visit De Leon Springs State Park on your holiday in De Leon Springs, and find out what else De Leon Springs has to offer, use our De Leon Springs.
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  • Friendly park staff. Entry fee required. $6 at the time of our visit. Cash and cards accepted. Park is clean and easily enjoyed by all ages. Parks offers many activities including suba diving... 
    Friendly park staff. Entry fee required. $6 at the time of our visit. Cash and cards accepted. Park is clean and easily enjoyed by all ages. Parks offers many activities including suba diving...  more »
  • Nice park with central area around the springs including Sugar Mill restaurant, picnic/grassy areas, beautiful oak trees, visitor center, eco pontoon boat tour, walking trails, restrooms and... 
    Nice park with central area around the springs including Sugar Mill restaurant, picnic/grassy areas, beautiful oak trees, visitor center, eco pontoon boat tour, walking trails, restrooms and...  more »
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  • What an amazing day! Started w pancakes at the Sugar Mill (bonus:kids 6 and under are free!) Which we whipped up on our own tabletop griddle. Sharon our server was wonderful! After that, some brisk swimming in the 72 degree, crystal clear springs (just jump in and get the shivers over with!). Unlike some of the other springs nearby, this spring has a designated swimming area, so you are safe from wildlife. Trip concluded with a canoe trip ($18/hr) with local visitors hanging out as we paddled, and by "local visitors" I mean manatees! They continued to swim by and around us, coming up for air and brushing our canoe. Unbelievable park day! Highly recommend this gem of a park!
  • Fantastic service! The best pancakes 🥞 ever! Quaint, cozy atmosphere. Cute little shop inside. Fast food on the outside. Wait time is long, but worth it. Go explore while you wait. You can swim or rent kayaks/canoes. Beautiful park to take the family!

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