Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the St. Augustine, Florida area.
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Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site

Once the site of a prosperous early 1800's plantation of sugar cane, cotton, rice and indigo, the park includes the scattered ruins of a coquina sugar ...

Area: Flagler
3501 Old Kings Road, Flagler Beach, FL, 32136
Restrooms: Yes
Caravelle Ranch

Tucked between the Ocklawaha and St. Johns rivers, this area’s well-managed pine flatwoods and river swamps appeal to a variety of recreationists. Two ...

Area: SW St. Johns County and Palatka
FL 19, Palatka, FL, 32177
Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake, straddling Putnam and Flagler Counties in northeastern Florida, lazes out over an imposing 15,960 acres. Known for its clean water and ...

De Leon Springs State Park

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking/canoeing, paddleboat rentals, boat tour, fishing, hiking, boat ramp, wildlife viewing, picnic area, playgro ...

601 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, De Leon Springs, FL, 32130
Douglas C. Crane Park

Fishing and Boat Ramp, giving access to the Matanzas River.

Free: Yes
Fishing: Places to Fish, Boat Ramps
Area: St. Augustine
1000 Shore Dr., St. Augustine, FL, 32086
Dunns Creek Wildlife Management Area

Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, more than 6,200 acres of natural communities are represented in Dunns Creek State Park. The natu ...

Area: SW St. Johns County and Palatka
320 Sisco Road, Pomona Park, FL, 32181
Etoniah Creek

Etoniah Creek WMA includes more than 7,185 acres in northern Putnam County. The area is home to many wildlife species as well as a wildlife or travel ...

Area: SW St. Johns County and Palatka
390 Holloway Rd., Florahome, FL, 32140-2537
Hospital Creek

Creek in which Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailed into and initially established St. Augustine on its mainland shore.

Area: St. Augustine
Lake George

Lake George or Lake Welaka is a broad and shallow brackish lake on the St. Johns River. It is six miles (10 km) wide and eleven miles (18 km) long, wi ...

Matanzas River

Matanzas River is a body of water located in St. Johns and Flagler counties in Florida. It is a narrow saltwater bar-bounded estuary sheltered from th ...

Area: St. Augustine
Ocklawaha River

Ocklawaha River flows north from central Florida until it joins the St. Johns River near Palatka. The river is a popular place to canoe, kayak and fis ...

Ravine Gardens State Park

The park has two ravines up to 120 feet deep with steep banks at 45 degree angles. Unlike common gullies, trenches or sinkholes caused by temporary fl ...

1600 Twigg St., Palatka, Florida, 32177
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park in Apopka

Rock Springs at Kelly Park in Apopka is Central Florida's natural lazy river. Rock Springs produces 26,000 gallons of crystal clear water every minute ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
400 E Kelly Park Rd., Apopka, FL, 32712
Salt Run

Salt Run is the body of water between Anastasia Island and Conch Island, south of the St. Augustine Inlet. The east bank is mostly flats with grass an ...

Off A1A in St. Augustine south of the Bridge of Lions
St. Johns River

Florida’s longest river is a liquid chameleon. During its slow 310-mile journey, the St. Johns River morphs from a marsh in Indian River County into a ...

Tolomato River

he Tolomato River is located in eastern St. Johns County in northeast Florida. The Intracoastal Waterway joins the Tolomato River at Channel Marker 76 ...

Area: St. Augustine
Wekiva Falls RV Water Park

Our natural sulfur spring is warm and features two water slides as well as a DJ on the weekends! Stop by our marina for canoe and kayak rentals in Orl ...

30700 Wekiva River Rd, Sorrento, FL, 32776