Poe Springs Park
Poe Springs is just around the corner from the lively little town of High Springs, in Alachua County, just up the road from Gainesville. Poe Springs pumps an average of 45 million gallons of cool, refreshing water daily. Alachua County manages the park.
Poe Springs is one of the least crowded county springs in the Gainesville region. It is ideal for small children, since the water is shallow.
The spring basin is accessible either from the Santa Fe River, or from a boardwalk 1,000 feet from the parking area. The basin is up to 25 feet deep. The vent entrance is about 2 feet by 3 feet, and the cave is about 13 feet long. The park boasts 202 acres filled with scenic woodlands and rolling fields, located along the banks of the Santa Fe River.
The well-maintained park features covered picnic pavilions, a playground, a soccer and softball field, volleyball courts, and plenty of amenities for picnicking.
The springs are located 3 miles west of High Springs on County Road 340. From High Springs, go north on U.S. Highway 27-41 to Poe Springs Road. Go west 2.5 miles to the park. Poe Springs is 27 miles northwest of Gainesville.
At a Glance:
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking/ canoeing, wildlife viewing, picnic areas, playground, volleyball, softball, soccer, hiking, and nature trails
Entrance Fee: $5.00
Hours: Open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk
Scuba Diving: No
Onsite Camping: No
Dogs Allowed: No
Type of Park: County-operated
Location: Lat. 29.82471, Long -82.65311
Address and Contact Information:
28800 Northwest 182nd Avenue
High Springs, FL 32643