With the Florida summer heat in full swing, we’ll do just about anything to jump into a refreshingly cool swimming hole. Surrounded by tropical scenery, bright blue water, and your best buds by your side – what’s not to love? Here’s our top list of the best swimming spots to check out all within a quick day trip of Canopy at Citrus Park.
Rainbow Springs State Park
Be sure to take a visit to Rainbow Springs this summer. With lush foliage, sapphire-blue water, and waterfalls, this is where you want to be! Rainbow Springs is a very popular swimming hole destination – so be sure to get out there early on the weekend or plan your visit during a weekday.
Manatee Springs State Park
For an epic summer 2020 memory, check out Manatee Springs State Park for an incredible 800-foot boardwalk, which runs through a cypress forest along turquoise waters. Escape the heat with floating, paddling, tubing, or swimming during your day trip to this stunning swimming hole in Chiefland, Florida.
Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring
Feel as if you’ve travelled back in time at this swimming spring in Williston, Florida, which is just under two hours from Tampa. Noted as one of the most prehistoric destinations in the U.S., Devil's Den is a must-see! Reserve your snorkeling appointment ahead of time to guarantee a spot and don’t forget to pack a lunch to enjoy in one of their cabana spaces.
Blue Spring State Park
Situated just over two hours from Canopy at Citrus Park, this tropical treasure is home to hundreds of manatees during the winter months, but in summer it’s a swimmer’s paradise! Ready for snorkeling, paddling, kayaking, scuba diving, and tubing? You’re sure to find it at Blue Spring State Park.
Make sure to plan your trip prior to your visit to any one of these swimming holes and check for parking pass rules or liability waiver requirements on each location’s website. For more fun ideas on what to do outdoors around Canopy at Citrus Park this summer, visit our Olympus blog page!