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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Ainger Creek Park

Ainger Creek Park is the perfect place to get into the water! Grab the kids and grab the boat, and a ...

2011 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34224
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, FL, 32702
Bill Coy Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail

5350 Placida Rd., Englewood, FL, 34224
Blue Spring State Park - Orange City

Blue Spring is the winter home to numerous endangered manatees, Blue Spring is 2,644 acres of enchan ...

2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL, 32763
Butler Park

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

6203 West Price Blvd., North Port, FL, 34287
Carlton Reserve - (T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve)

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

1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice, FL, 34292
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, FL, 33955
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River, one hour north of Tampa on the Gulf Coast is the only wildlife refuge dedicated to th ...

1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL, 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, FL, 34292
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, FL, 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, FL, 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, FL, 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 ...

Playground Features
1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, FL, 34285
Hudson - Lift Adventure Park

The Lift Adventure Park located at SunWest Park features a Sesitec Full Size Cable, Sesitec System 2 ...

17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL, 34667
Ichetucknee Springs

Fed by nine springs, the Ichetucknee River lets visitors experience the natural beauty of its blue-g ...

12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, FL, 32038
Indian Mound Park

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

Playground Features
210 Winson Ave., Englewood, FL, 34223
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! Laishley Park is a pet-friendly park that co ...

Playground Features
100 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, FL, 33950
Lake Manatee State Park

The park extends three miles along the south shore of its namesake, beautiful Lake Manatee. The l ...

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 ...

Playground Features
395 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL, 34285
Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center

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

570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, FL, 34223
Little River Springs

The spring run is approximately 150 feet long with a cave system that is more than 1,200 feet long. ...

24891 105th Ln,, O'Brien, FL, 32071
Madison Blue Spring State Park

This crystal-clear, first-magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming and cave diving. About ...

8300 N.E. State Road 6, Lee, FL, 32059
Marina Park - North Port

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

7030 Chancellor Blvd., North Port, FL, 34287
Myakka State Forest

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

2000 S River Rd, Englewood, FL, 34223
Oyster Creek Environmental Park

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

2333 Placida Rd., Englewood, FL, 34224
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, FL, 33950
Prairie Creek Preserve

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

1900 Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda, FL, 33982
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
Royal Springs

Royal Springs Park is a 5 acre County park located in the Suwannee Belle Estates, near O’Brien, FL. ...

20051 157th Lane, O'Brien, FL, 32071
Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

The park contains a collection of natural springs, including a large second magnitude spring that pr ...

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
Sarasota - Myakka River State Park

The majestic Myakka River flows through 58 square miles of one of Florida’s oldest and largest parks ...

13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL, 34241
Scherer Thaxton Preserve

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

13125 Honore Ave., Osprey, FL, 34229
Snook Haven Park and Riverfront Restaurant

Amenities: Birding Boat Ramp Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels Canoe/Kayak Launch Concession / R ...

5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL, 34292
Thornton Key Preserve

Birding Canoe/Kayak/Paddling Nature Preserve Nature Trail

8 Thornton Key Preserve, Englewood, FL, 33946
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, FL, 33948
Venice Myakka River Park

AMENITIES: Benches Canoe/Kayak Launch Fishing Hiking Trails Litter Receptacles Picnic Tables ...

7501 E. Laurel Road, Venice, FL, 34285
Warm Mineral Springs Park

Step into the past at the only natural warm spring in Florida! With a consistent average temperature ...

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

Since 1947, millions of visitors have been amazed and charmed by the world famous mermaids who inhab ...

6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL, 34606
Wekiva Falls RV Resort - 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
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

Renamed to honor the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles, ...

18081 185th Road, Live Oak, FL, 32060