“one of the clearest springs in Florida”
Located on the Santa Fe River in High Springs Florida, Ginnie Springs is one of the clearest springs in Florida. The 72-degree water is perfect for river tubing, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Visitors to Ginnie Springs Outdoors can enjoy camping (wilderness sites or sites with electricity), an overnight rental cottage, picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, river tubing and volleyball. Groups and families alike enjoy Ginnie Springs Outdoors, making it the perfect Florida vacation!
Under the surface is a spectacular underwater world with huge grottos, colorful fish, and millions of gallons of fresh water gushing from the Florida Aquifer. The 7 natural springs of Ginnie Springs Outdoors provides some of the best Florida scuba diving and PADI certification and training around. Our independent instructors specialize in open-water, cave, cavern, and advanced diving.
Ginnie Springs Outdoors is privately owned and has been in business since 1976. It is a world-renowned dive destination and campground located just outside of High Springs in Florida. Ginnie Springs receives no state or federal funding. We are a PADI 5 Star facility. We offer PADI certification at all levels for scuba diving enthusiasts. Be sure your next Florida vacation includes kayaking, canoeing, river tubing, swimming, and exploring our miles of underwater caves and caverns. Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River in Florida. Each day, the 7 separate springs of Ginnie Springs Outdoors discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of crystal-clear water that is a constant 72 degrees, year round.
When we went camping at Ginnie Springs we really enjoyed the place and the clean water. We did some tubing and went to bed very early because we were tired.
People were having fun partying and drinking. Not a bad idea if you go to a place like this and you are young and full of energy. But the next day, when we walked around and saw the trashy environment that was left from last night, we were very disappointed.Even my kids commented that this was disrespectful!
Despite all this you can really have fun while being there and there are loads of activities for you and your children to do.
I've not been but was considering and read this stellar review, too good to pass up re-posting here:
"If your idea of fun is 200 beautiful acres of nothing but loud, shirtless, beer drinking, truck driving, ATV driving idiots, then this place is for you my friend. One word of caution, watch where you step, the entire park is covered in beer bottle caps that shine in the Florida sunshine.....even in the springs! It's a damn crying shame that such a beautiful place is being absolutely trashed. This place has sooooo much potential that is going down the drain. It's probably a great place during the week when everyone who has a job is working, but I would avoid the place on the weekends and when school is out...that is if these people actually go to school!? As far as the springs themselves are concerned, they are a site to behold and are fantastic and beautiful. The staff was very helpful and kind, but the camp sites are left wanting. Very dirty, lots of trash and the electric and water hook ups are on the wrong side of the sites! Did get to see some wild life other than the naked drunks......several wild turkeys and a hawk visited our site. The best thing that could happen to Ginnie Springs would be for the State or Federal government to come in and make it a park!"
Absolutely stunning! This was the nicest campground we stayed at when we were driving to different springs this past year. The facilities were amazing as well. The only bummer was that there wasn't a place to sit in the common area to charge equipment or use the wifi. We ended up sitting on a little bench in the corner that was obviously meant for people waiting to check in, and found an outlet a couple feet away to get a little charge on our phones. I will also say that this campground was the most expensive one I've ever stayed at. We did a primitive campground with no hookups and it was $45 for one night! The campground was definitely the nicest one we stayed at, the sites were huge, but I'm just not sure is it's worth $45.
Beautiful place. We went camping for 4 day at Christmas. It was nice and quiet. We got a spot right by the river. Amazing views! We went tubing, swimming and canoeing. Best Christmas camping! Highly recommended it. Everyone at the camp was extremely kind and helpful.
I had fond memories of this place as a child. Unfortunately i cannot in good faith recommend it after my latest visit. I have never been to a campground where, even though no overly loud noises would be allowed, quiet time started at midnight. It seems this place mostly caters to young, drunk and high college kids now. I stayed here three nights during the week. All day long the music from various other campers' car radios could be heard all over the park. One group played their music at a level i could make out the words, curses and all from about 15 sites away. The noise went well past midnight. Finally that group left but only to be replaced by a large RV. This was in the "primitive" sites. The RV was left running. it was so loud it kept my family awake most of the night as it revved up and down. The people floating on the river were loud, drunk and on many occasions just dumped their beer containers into the water. The only reason i give this place 2 stars instead of one are the springs themselves.....too bad they are so crowded and people feel the need to play their loud, competing music right near the springs. I talked to other campers who claimed the weekends were 100 times worse with people even bringing DJs into the campground to party. I blame management for most of this. The rules are clear but clearly not enforced. On the second night (due to lack of sleep) I made a complaint about the noise and about male campers screwing chicks in the women's bathroom (very uncomfortable situation for my wife), and although I was ensured that something would be done....nothing was. I paid way to much to get so very little rest on this stressful vacation.
I have had so many fun weekends here. Grab your friends and make a trip out of it.
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