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De Leon Springs State Park

FL 32130
+1 386-985-4212
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Lots of people!

Our car club reserved a pavilion for the annual picnic. Park is very pretty and shaded. The... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Clermont, Florida

We went on the Pontoon ride which was very reasonable at $14/person, saw gators and manatees, along... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Shannon Q
Lexington, Kentucky
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Swim or tube in the refreshing 72-degree spring-fed pool, Ponce De Leon's fabled Fountain of Youth, just a few steps away from the Griddle House. Walk the nature trail or explore the winding, swamp-edging Wild Persimmon hiking trail. Enjoy pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area” (15 reviews)
“sugar mill” (26 reviews)
“boat tour” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
FL 32130
+1 386-985-4212

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Our car club reserved a pavilion for the annual picnic. Park is very pretty and shaded. The parking is not very well marked, attendant entrance collecting $6/car pointed to where our pavilion was at - however the road signs indicated the parking was the other...More

Thank GwenL1
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went on the Pontoon ride which was very reasonable at $14/person, saw gators and manatees, along w/ many bird and plant species. So serene and beautiful on the water. Very interesting history and little museum. Sugar Mill restaurant was superb also!

Thank Shannon Q
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

When we go to the gate the lady wouldn't speak at all. When we bought the tickets for the tour she was rude. The tour guide was a smart *ss to everybody. It was cool to see all of the gators for us and the...More

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nice to see some real America away from the thee parks . We swam in the spring which was very cold but worth it. We enjoyed cooking our own pancakes at the mill and had plenty of choice and food.There was a boat ride you...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

While visiting friends in Florida, they said we have to take you to a great place. The place was De Leon Spring State Park. State Park rates apply for entry. You can eat, swim, walk, picnic, canoe, etc. There is something for everyone. The Old...More

Thank myjd65
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The de Leon State Park is a place with many attractions! Tour the undisturbed backlands and see gators, birds, and maybe manatees. Heron, ibis, egrets abound, and the alligators are pretty numerous as well. Before taking the boat ride register with the Sugar Mill for...More

1  Thank Elaine9501
Reviewed 13 March 2017

DeLeon Springs State Park is a favorite meeting place for our friends who come to Florida for business & don't want to spend all their time in Orlando. It's about an hour from St Augustine & an hour from Orlando. State park rates apply for...More

2  Thank Ell D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Love having breakfast at the Old Mill. Cook your own pancakes on a griddle. Very busy on weekends. Swimming area is wheelchair accessible. Lovely Park. Going kayaking there in a few weeks.. You can also go on a tour boat (never did that).

Thank tenniscrazy40
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This beautiful state park gem is well worth the drive. Swimming is readily available and is family friendly with equipment for someone who has special needs. Want to go back and experience the echo tour. Saw manatees out in the water and went over to...More

1  Thank Brocketo6
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is one of my favorite spots, with great walking trails, a museum, and a nice fountain of youth where you can swim. But the best part is the restaurant, where you make your own pancakes at your table. I had 7 (yes, that's pretty...More

Thank Mary D
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When do the tour boats Ron and how long is the boat tour?
19 May 2017|
Response from Brocketo6 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's a two hour tour and you would have to contact the park about when they run. We did not take the tour as we were just visiting for a short while. We will do the tour next time we go. They also have kayaks for... More
Maribeth P
.Are there paved walking paths that my husband could ride his scooter around on like in Rainbow Springs State.Park? Is this park similar to rainbow Springs?.
12 March 2016|
Response from Elaine9501 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the walkways are paved around the swimming area and into the historic exhibit, and from the parking lot.
Mike M
Can we swim in the spring?
17 February 2016|
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Response from Brocketo6 | Reviewed this property |