Swimming and tubing in sparkling springs is a popular activity offered at several state parks in Florida .
State Park entry fees are usually $6 per vehicle. Some fees may vary. Tube rentals and shuttles are extra.
Parks with tubing include these & others.
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White 32038, 386-497-4690.
- Blue Spring State Park, 2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City 32763, 386-775-3663.
- Rainbow Springs State Park, 19158 South West 81st Place Road, Dunnellon 34432, tubing is 10830 SW 180th Avenue Road, Dunnellon 33432, 352-465-8555, entry for park is $2 per person.
Other Florida state parks with springs:
- De Leon Springs State Park, 601 Ponce de Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs FL 32130, 386-985-4212. This park offers an eco-heritage boat tour through De Leon Springs State Park and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, plus swimming in the freshwater springs.
- Wakulla Springs State Park, 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs FL 32327, 850-561-7276. In additional to swimming, this park offers historic Jungle Cruise River Boat Tours (reservations required). The historic Lodge at Wakulla Springs is open all year to overnight guests.
- Manatee Springs State Park, 11650 N.W. 115 St., Chiefland FL 32626, 352-493-6072. This park offers nature trails, swimming and an 800-foot boardwalk through a majestic cypress forest.
There are 20 state parks with springs.
Information about tubing and other attractions and activities is on the Florida State Parks website.