Water is essential to the Florida Panhandle and the entire state. Florida has the highest amounts of freshwater springs compared to anywhere else globally. Yes, the whole world! The springs in the Florida Panhandle and the rest of the state account for 90% of the water source, and they are natural attractions and easy things to add to your list as you visit or make Florida your home. The springs in Northwest Florida can mean fun such as swimming, tubing, an evening of grilling, or even staying overnight and taking in the water and natural elements. So, what are some of the most beautiful ones?
Recreation meets beauty and leads to endless fun at these springs in the Florida Panhandle that allow you to create lasting memories. Some top picks for springs in Northwest Florida are Vortex, Ponce de Leon, Jackson Blue, Pitt and Sylvan Springs, Wilford, Morrison, and Wakulla. If you plan to visit a city with fewer options, such as Pensacola, you can still dive and splash at Chumuckla Springs, over 28 miles from the city. Maybe you are driving on a springs tour and want to find other stops. Mystic Springs, Bluff, and Turkey Creek are the three additional springs for a day trip. Destin is always another popular location, and Turkey Creek is around 8.7 miles from there, making it the closest option.
A Little about the Springs in the Florida Panhandle
Vortex – considered one of the safest and best diving resorts in the country, this is a good choice for the family with mild temperatures as well.
Ponce de Leon – besides the water, the stunning nature trails are a big draw here, and the 68 degrees all year like Vortex Spring.
Jackson Blue – rentals include tubes, volleyball, canoes, and paddle boats for joy on the water for hours.
Pitt and Sylvan – grab your favorite foods and make it a picnic with barbeque grills and lawn space.
Wilford – enjoy the water, then hike and view wildlife since this is a top place to do those activities.
Morrison – swimming is extremely popular here, and it is known for freshwater SCUBA diving.
Wakulla – the lodge is ideal if you want to enjoy the water and time outside but stay overnight indoors.
Chumuckla – bring your fishing poles and relax and take in the scenery at this historical spring known at one point for healing waters.
Mystic – free campsites with no electricity, water, or dump station for a true outdoor experience that requires reservations.
Bluff – you can camp here also, and with reservations as well.
Turkey Creek – three miles of marked trails covering 130 acres for a natural tour near Destin.
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