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Bike, Hike or Just Change Your View – Explore Gainesville and Alachua County’s Bountiful Outdoor Open Spaces

North Florida is home to over 1,000 freshwater springs and the largest collection of First Magnitude fresh water springs in the United States. The springs are a perfect way to get outside and explore the natural side of the state. Did you know the crystal clear water flows from underground at a refreshing 72 degrees Fahrenheit, or 22 degrees Celsius, all year round? Make sure to add a visit to the springs to your Gainesville and Alachua County itinerary.

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bridge over santa fe river at oleno state park

O’Leno State Park

410 SE O'Leno Park Rd
High Springs, FL 32643
386-454-1853 |
Palm Point Nature Park

Palm Point Nature Park

7401 Lakeshore Dr
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-334-5067 |
Santa Fe Lake Park

Santa Fe Lake Park

24500 NE SR 26
Melrose, FL 32666
352-264-6868 |
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