Ginnie Springs

Just 48 minutes west of Gainesville, you’ll find Ginnie Springs near a town called High Springs. Perhaps the most famous of the Sunshine State’s natural springs, Ginnie Springs has some of the best kayaking in Florida.

Ginnie Springs
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You’ll love going for a swim or paddle boarding through the ice-blue waters. Because Ginnie Springs is near college towns, weekends can get crowded. Weekday visits are the best way to ensure a chill camping experience.

You can rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes for $12 for 3 hours. If you want to rent it for 6 hours, the cost is $20. There is no drop-off service so you have to paddle upstream right at the start which really sucks!

Aside from that, you’ll love peering through the cool, ice blue waters. Trees tower on either side of you, creating scenic and intricate waterways.

Tubing is another popular activity. While you’re tubing on the Santa Fe River and not the spring itself, the run lasts an hour, which is long! Most only last 15-30 minutes.