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Natural Springs of Central Florida

Florida has more than 700 springs.  The majority of springs bubble up from the Florida Aquifer and are located north of I-4. However, the Orlando area has many beautiful springs that are rich in history.  These springs include Wekiva (Wekiwa) and Rock Springs near Apopka, DeLeon Springs near DeLand, and Blue Springs in Orange City. 

Blue Spring State Park

DeLeon Springs

Wekiwa Springs

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Wekiva Springs
"Is it spelled Wekiwa or Wekiva?  You will get a lot of arguments either way you spell it.  But for the record,...
Way Back When Wekiwa Springs was Clay Springs
"Clay Springs in the 1890's, before it became an amusement park and Wekiwa Springs was in a natural setting of tropical beauty." Newspaper...
Wekiva Springs Constant 72 Degrees
"Huge springs which originate here pour 75,000 gallons of water per minute into the St. Johns River." Newspaper article about Wekiva Springs from...
Geological Survey of Wekiwa Springs
"Wekiwa Springs near Apopka" Report from the United States Geological Survey, circa 1946.
Park's People Up, Manatees Down
"Despite a recent $250,00 ecological facelifting, the Blue Springs State Park is still losing its oldest customer, the manatee." Newspaper article abo...
Manatees Migrating to Blue Spring Park
"Florida's most exclusive winter visitors -  the lumbering, lovable manatees - have been returning to Blue Spring State Park in recent weeks." Ne...
Natural Beauty & Good Eats
"DeLeon Springs state park is the kind of Huckleberry Finn place Disney World likes to try to create." Article from Florida Magazine, 1989.
Map of DeLeon Springs
Map of DeLeon Springs State Park from 1986.
Blue Springs: A Bit of Inspiration for a British Poet
First part of the newspaper article about William Bartram's nature book Travels, and how it inspired British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Blue Springs: A Bit of Inspiration for a British Poet
Second piece of the newspaper article about William Bartram's book Travels, and how it inspired British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Blue Springs: A Bit of Inspiration for a British Poet
Third piece of the newspaper article about William Bartram's book Travels, and how it inspired British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The Bartram Trail
"Three great springs, flowing clear among cypress and holly, mark the Bartram Trail across the throat of Florida from the St. Johns...
The Bartram Trail
"Bartram was at the springs at the wrong time of year to see manatees but noted Indians were using them for oil,...
Front Cover of Blue Spring State Park Brochure
Brochure detailing Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, from 1984.
Back Cover of Blue Spring State Park Brochure
Brochure detailing Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, from 1984.
Inside of Blue Spring State Park Brochure
Brochure detailing Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, from 1984.
Front Cover of Brochure about DeLeon Springs State Park
Brochure about DeLeon Springs, from 1985.
Back Cover of Brochure about DeLeon Springs State Park
Back cover of brochure about DeLeon Springs, from 1985.
Inside Cover of Brochure about DeLeon Springs State Park
Brochure about DeLeon Springs, from 1985.
Vertebrates Identified in Wekiwa Springs State Park
Informational brochure from 1986.
Vertebrates Identified in Wekiwa Springs State Park
Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes - Informational brochure from 1986.
Vertebrates Identified in Wekiwa Springs State Park
Birds - Informational brochure from 1986.
Wekiwa Springs State Park - Informational Brochure
Brochure cover from 1984.
Wekiwa Springs State Park - Informational Brochure
Back cover of brochure from 1984.
Wekiwa Springs State Park - Informational Brochure
Informational brochure from 1984.  Includes map of park and brief history.
Wekiwa Springs State Park - Horse Trail
From 1982.  Includes map of trails.
Wekiwa Springs State Park - Horse Trails Rules
From 1982.  Includes rules and procedures for using the horse trails.
Wekiwa Springs State Park - Hiking Trails
From 1983.  Includes map of hiking trails.
Wekiwa Springs State Park - Hiking Trails Rules
From 1983.  Includes rules and procedures for using the hiking trails.
Informational Brochure of Wekiwa Springs State Park - 1980
Front cover of informational brochure.
Informational Brochure of Wekiwa Springs State Park - 1980
Back cover of informational brochure from 1980.
Informational Brochure of Wekiwa Springs State Park - 1980.
Inside of informational brochure from 1980.  Includes brief history of park and a map.
Map of Central Florida Springs
A color map of springs found in Central Florida, taken from The Springs of Florida by Doug Stamm, published in 1994.
Wekiwa Springs - Popular Park Near Orlando
"A State Park near Orlando that's popular for camping, swimming, and canoeing." Taken from Florida State and National Parks by William and Mary...
Blue Spring - A Great Place to See Manatees
"During the winter months, this State Park is one of the best places in Florida to see manatees." Taken from Florida State and...
DeLeon Springs - Nature and Pancakes
"One of the popular actvities at this State Recreation Area is eating pancakes - the ones visitors grill themselves at the restaurant...
Springs from the Waters Along the Coast
Image taken from Florida: The Strange and the Curious by Lloyd Turner Nightingale, published in 1970.
Thursby House at Blue Spring
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Volusia Blue Spring
Location and description of Blue Spring, located in Orange City, Florida.  Springs of Florida: Florida Geological Survey Bulletin No. 66, from 20...
DeLeon Springs - Location & Description
Location and description of DeLeon Springs, located in DeLeon Springs, Volusia County,  Florida.  This excerpt was taken from Springs of Flo...
Map of DeLeon Springs
Map of DeLeon Springs, from 1986.
Rock Springs Run - Lower Wekiwa River
Description of Rock Springs and all it has to offer.  This excerpt was taken from Florida State and National parks by...
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