Emerald Coast

Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in Florida.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Springs, Lakes and Rivers - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
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Picnic area, boat ramp, restroom, swimming, and portable toilet. Great place to kayak! From Freeport: Head west on SR 20 for approximately 2 miles. P ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
State Highway 20, Freeport, FL
Blackwater River State Park Swimming

Swimming is available in designated areas. Lifeguards are not provided. Tubing is available in designated areas and a canoe outfitter offers trips and ...

Area: North Okaloosa County
7720 Deaton Bridge Road, Holt, FL, 32564
Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee State Park

Buccaneer Bay Waterpark is a true piece of Roadside America. Located inside Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, it features five awesome waterslides, thr ...

6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL, 34606
Carl Gray Park Swimming

Carl Gray Park is a very popular waterfront park located on Collegiate Drive just north of Gulf Coast Community College. This large waterfront park lo ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
Collegiate Dr., Panama City, FL, 32401
Clement Taylor Park Swimming

Amenities include a waterfront gazebo, pier, pavilion, beach swim area, playground, and picnic area. The pavilion is available for rental to private o ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
131 Calhoun Ave, Destin, 32541
Cotton Bridge Park Swimming

Cotton Bridge has playground equipment and access to Blackwater River. A large sandbar provides a beach area. The Blackwater River provides swimming a ...

Area: North Okaloosa County
6301 Hwy 4 W, Baker, FL, 32531
Restrooms: Yes
Crab Island Swimming

Crab Island is an underwater Island located on the bay side of the Destin bridge. This is where the locals anchor to spend the day and enjoy the beaut ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
Destin Bridge, Destin, FL, 32541
Dead River Landing and Seven Runs Creek

Free camping! Located at the eastern end of Seven Runs Creek, Dead River opens to the Choctawhatchee River. The site has primitive RV/tent camping are ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
Dead River Road, Ponce De Leon, FL, 32455
Devil's Den

OVERNIGHT TRIP FROM EMERALD COAST! Bought in 1993 by our current owners, this natural wonder has been transformed from a simple scuba diving site to a ...

5390 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL
Econfina Creek

Pitt Spring, Sylvan Springs, and multiple small springs contribute to the clear water of Econfina Creek. Econfina Creek and the neighboring sandhills ...

Area: North Walton County
Guest Lake Park Swimming

Guest Lake lies at the end of a winding dirt road and provides access to the Yellow River. This is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, boating, and ...

Area: North Okaloosa County
3850 Yellow River, Holt, FL, 32564
Holmes Creek Canoe Livery and Water Park

Canoes, tandem/single kayaks, tubing, and diving. Rope swing, diving board, fishing, fun water slide and much more! Give us a call!

2899 A Highway 79, Vernon, FL
Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

**Weekend Trip** Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park sh ...

4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard, Homosassa, FL, 34446
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

**Weekend overnight trip** The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. ...

12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White, FL
Juniper Lake

Juniper Lake is a popular fishing spot in DeFuniak. The park has these features: Boat / Canoe Access Grassy area for playing Grills ...

Area: North Walton County
1615 Juniper Lake Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Juniper Springs

***OVERNIGHT WEEKEND TRIP*** Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best known recreation ar ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL
Kelly Park/Rock Springs

This one is a weekend trip...it's north of Orlando. Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round), full-service concess ...

400 E Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, FL, 32712
Lake Stanley Park Swimming

The park consists of an open swimming area, boat ramp, swing sets, slide, eight covered picnic tables, two uncovered picnic tables, restroom facilitie ...

Area: North Walton County
271 Shoemaker Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Leslie Porter Wayside Park

Leslie Porter Park is a 13 acre waterfront park with a sandy beach that attracts sunbathers and swimmers alike. The park is located on Ohio Avenue at ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
Ohio Ave, Lynn Haven, FL, 32444
Lincoln Park Swimming

Lincoln Park offers a swimming area with docks, picnic area, restrooms, showers, playground equipment and a 24 hour boat ramp. The City of Valparaiso ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
1230 N Bayshore Dr, Valparaiso, FL, 32580
Restrooms: Yes
Longwood/Poquito Bayou Park Swimming

A roped-off swimming area is provided. Longwood/Poquito Bayou Park provides boat access to Poquito Bayou. Shaded picnic areas with grills are availabl ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
4 Bay Street, Shalimar, FL, 32579
Morrison Springs

Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and well-known throughout the southeast. The highlight of the park is a ...

Area: North Walton County
874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455
Pine Log State Forest Swimming

Swimming is permitted only in East Lake in the recreation area. No lifeguards are on duty so visitors swim at their own risk. Children must be accompa ...

Area: North Walton County
State Road 79, Ebro, FL, 32437
Pitt Springs

Pitt Spring is one of many springs along Econfina Creek and one of the most popular in the area for recreation. The water from this 11-foot-deep sprin ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
6315 FL-20, Youngstown, FL, 32466
Ponce de Leon Springs

This beautiful clear spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the ...

2860 State Park Road, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455
Rattlesnake Lake

Rattlesnake Lake South is known as “the beach side” because of its white sand beach where families can enjoy swimming, camping, kayaking, and canoeing ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
Hwy 20, Panama City, FL, 32409
Ross Marler Park Swimming

Ross Marler Park has a swimming area with nearby picnic tables, shelters, restrooms, and playground on the Choctawhatchee Bay. There are 20 boat trail ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
1275 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

**Weekend trip** As the sun shines, rainbows play across the bottom of the crystal-clear spring basin at Silver Glen Springs, a beautiful spot along ...

5271 Florida 19, Salt Springs, FL
Silver Springs State Park

**Weekend Trip** Since the 19th century, Silver Springs has been one of Florida’s most treasured landscapes. As one of the largest artesian springs ev ...

5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Turkey Creek Park Swimming

There are swimming holes and rest areas with benches along the boardwalk at Turkey Creek. The boardwalk has many places to stop along the way and enjo ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
340 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL, 32578
Restrooms: Yes
Vortex Spring

Vortex Spring is packed with experiences for the entire family whether it be scuba diving with our trained and certified instructors, exploring our 42 ...

1517 Vortex Springs Ln, Ponce de Leon, FL, 32455
Whitewater Lake

Whitewater Lake has a campsite that will hold a maximum of 10 people. This is a great location for family camping and a rare steephead habitat is loca ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
White Water Lake Rd., Youngstown, FL, 32466
Williford Spring

Williford Spring is located off Highway 20 in Washington county, just 7.5 miles west of US 231. It is a popular swimming and picnicking area with its ...

Hwy. 20, Youngstown, FL, 32466