Poe Springs Park
Poe Springs is the Gainesville area’s largest spring. It pumps 45 million gallons of cool, refreshing water daily. The park features a playground, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, volleyball courts, softball/kickball/soccer field, nature trails and its own spring.
Poe Springs Park is a 202 acre public park filled with scenic woodlands and rolling fields, located along the banks of the Santa Fe River. Poe Springs is one of the least crowded springs in the Gainesville region. The shallow water makes it kid-friendly. No pets or alcohol are permitted. Scuba diving is not allowed, although you can explore a small underwater cave if you can hold your breath! Depths are about 25 feet.