Port Charlotte

Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Charlotte County and Southern Sarasota County, Florida area.
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Alexander Springs Recreation Area

There are only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and Alexander Springs is by far one of the eas ...

49525 County Road 445, Altoona, Florida, 32702
Bill Coy Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail

5350 Placida Rd., Englewood, Florida, 34224
Restrooms: No
Butler Park

Encompassing 42 acres, this park offers multi-purpose athletic fields, an outdoor basketball court, ...

6203 West Price Blvd., North Port, Florida, 34287
Restrooms: yes
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

The park is comprised of 45,387 acres and protects more than 100 miles of shoreline along Charlotte ...

12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33955
Restrooms: No
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge Sys ...

1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, Florida, 34429
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Dog-Friendly (leash required) Fishing Picnicking Shelter / Pavilion ...

10201 S. Tamiami Trail and 7001 Forbes Trail, Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: No
Devil's Den Spring

This natural wonder has been transformed from a simple scuba diving site to a world class tourist at ...

5390 NE 180th Ave, Williston, Florida, 32696
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory i ...

4150 Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, Florida, 34446
Fanning Springs State Park

Located along the meandering Suwannee River, Fanning Springs is an inviting source of cool, clear cr ...

18020 NW HWY 19, Fanning Springs, Florida, 32693
Ginnie Springs

Often characterized as the world’s favorite freshwater dive, experience the clear-water and startlin ...

7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL, 32643
Higel Marine Park

The park includes a public boat ramp, picnic tables and grills, benches, restrooms, and scenic view ...

1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, Florida, 34285
Restrooms: Yes
Indian Mound Park

AMENITIES: Birding Boat Ramp Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels Canoe/Kayak Launch Fishing Grill ...

210 Winson Ave., Englewood, Florida
Restrooms: Yes
Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Showcasing sparkling springs in a subtropical setting, Juniper Springs is one of the oldest and best ...

26701 E Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 34488
Laishley Park

Kids love our interactive fountain – and you will too! The Laishley Park Interactive Fountain is be ...

100 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Manatee State Park Swimming

Lake Manatee State Park is located 15 miles east of Bradenton, Florida on State Road 64. It extends ...

20007 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL, 34212
Legacy Park

Legacy Park, located across from the historic Venice Train Depot, includes Venice's newest, train-th ...

395 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Florida, 34285
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center

AMENITIES: Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Dog-Friendly (leash required) Environmental Center Fishin ...

570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, Florida, 34223
Restrooms: No
Lift Adventure Park

CONQUER THE AQUA PARK run, climb, jump, swing & slide We are really excited about the brand new Un ...

17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL, 34667
Marina Park

Connecting boaters in North Port to the Myakka River via Myakkahatchee Creek, Marina Park provides a ...

7030 Chancellor Blvd., North Port, Florida
Restrooms: no
Marina Park and Boat Ramp

On the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, with access on the north side of East Venice Avenue n ...

301 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Florida, 34285
Restrooms: Yes
Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural a ...

13208 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, Florida, 34241
Myakka State Forest

Recreational opportunities on Myakka State Forest include camping, hiking, off-road bicycling, horse ...

2000 S River Rd, Englewood, Florida, 34223
Restrooms: No
Oscar Scherer State Park

Oscar Scherer is a hidden gem surrounded by housing developments and major highways, and the park pl ...

1843 South Tamiami Tr., Osprey, Florida, 34229
Restrooms: Yes
Osprey Fishing Pier

Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Fishing Fishing Pier

130 Main St., Osprey, Florida, 34229
Restrooms: No
Oyster Creek Environmental Park

Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Dog Friendly Fishing Nature Preserve Nature Trail Picnic Tables

2333 Placida Rd., Englewood, Florida, 34224
Restrooms: No
Ponce de Leon Park

Ponce de Leon Park is a sixteen (16) acre facility located along Charlotte Harbor. The park contain ...

Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Prairie Creek Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Horse Trails Nature Preserve Nature Trail

1900 Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda, Florida, 33982
Restrooms: No
Rainbow Springs State Park

Ornamental gardens, man-made waterfalls and sloping hills are visible reminders of the springs’ more ...

19158 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park

Rock Springs at Kelly Park in Apopka is Central Florida's natural lazy river. Rock Springs produces ...

400 E Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, FL, 32712
Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is the newest addition to Florida State Parks! The park contain ...

7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL, 32643
Salt Springs Recreation Area

Salt Springs Recreation Area is one of the recreational jewels of the Ocala National Forest. The rec ...

13851 N. Hwy 19, Salt Springs, FL, 32134
Scherer Thaxton Preserve

Bicycling Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Dog-Friendly (leash required) Fishing Picnicking Trail - ...

13125 Honore Ave., Osprey, Florida, 34229
Restrooms: No
Snook Haven Park and Riverfront Restaurant

Birding Boat Ramp Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels Canoe/Kayak Launch Concession / Restaurant F ...

5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: Yes
T. Mabry Carlton Reserve

Bicycling Birding Camping Canoe/Kayak Launch Historical / Cultural Resource Picnicking Restroo ...

1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: No
Thornton Key Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail

8 Thornton Key Preserve, Englewood, Florida, 34223
Restrooms: No
Three Sisters Springs

Three Sisters Springs, a unit of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, is the gem of the Natur ...

123 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Tippecanoe Environmental Park

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail Restroom/Portable Toilet

2400 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte, Florida, 33948
Restrooms: Yes
Venice Myakka River Park

Amenities include a canoe/kayak launch, picnic tables, restrooms, playground and nature trails. A ...

7501 E. Laurel Road, Venice, Florida, 34285
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Warm Mineral Springs

Relax in the renowned waters of Warm Mineral Springs Park! You’ll feel better. The City of North ...

12200 San Servando Ave, North Port, Florida, 34287
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

The official home of the World Famous Mermaids! Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is an enchanted spri ...

6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34606
Wekiva Falls RV Water Park

Our natural sulfur spring is warm and features two water slides as well as a DJ on the weekends! Sto ...

30700 Wekiva River Rd, Sorrento, FL, 32776