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About Ginnie Springs Outdoors

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, scuba and cave 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.

Price
$24.00 - $35.00
Operator
Private
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Ginnie Springs Outdoors is located in Florida
Latitude
29.8344 N
Longitude
-82.7029 W
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Directions
Getting to Ginnie Springs Outdoors from I-75, Heading North Use these directions if you are driving north on Interstate 75 from the Tampa Bay area, or from Florida’s Turnpike, coming through Orlando. Take I-75 north through Ocala and Gainesville. Thirteen miles north of Gainesville, look for and take Exit 399 (the Alachua exit). From Exit 399, take US-441 north approximately five miles to the town of High Springs. At the first stop light in High Springs (at the Hardee’s), turn left onto state road 27/41. Continue through the next stop light, at the center of town, and go approximately one-half mile on main street to County Road 340/NE 182nd Avenue. (You will see a sign on top of a pole indicating that this is the turn off for Ginnie, Blue and Poe Springs.) Turn right on to County Road 340 and go West approximately 6.5 miles, to the sign indicating the turn off to Ginnie Springs (NE 60th Ave.) Turn right at the sign (NE 60th Ave.) and go approximately one mile further to the Ginnie Springs Outdoors entrance. Getting to Ginnie Springs Outdoors from I-75, Heading South Use these directions if you are driving south on Interstate 75 from Georgia, or coming east from the Florida Panhandle on I-10. Take Exit 423, just south of Lake City. From Exit 423, take State Route 47 south, through the flashing light at Columbia City and the stop light in Fort White. Approximately 20 minutes after getting off I-75, and four miles south of Fort While, you will cross the Santa Fe River bridge. There are two ways to get to Ginnie from State Route 47: Approximately two miles south of the Santa Fe River you will see a green sign mounted on top of a pole along the highway’s shoulder, indicating the approaching turn off to Ginnie Springs. This is a county lime rock road and sometimes is in poor repair. We suggest that you proceed past the sign to the flashing yellow light at County Road 340. Turn left and go approximately 2 miles to NE 60th Ave (look for the Ginnie sign). Turn left and go about one mile further to the Ginnie Springs Outdoors entrance. Getting to Ginnie Springs Outdoors from Jacksonville Use these directions if you are driving south on Interstate 95 from Georgia, or coming west from Jacksonville on I-10. From I-95 south, take I-295 to skirt the outside of Jacksonville. From Jacksonville, take I-10 west for approximately 25 minutes, to Exit 335 (the second Macclenny exit). From exit 335, take State Route 121 south, through the towns of Raiford, Lake Butler, Dukes and Worthington Springs. Approximately 30 minutes after exiting I-10, you will pass through the town of Worthington Springs. At the south end of town, you will cross the Santa Fe River bridge. A little less than three miles further, you will see the turn off for County Road 236. At the CR-236 intersection, turn right and continue for approximately ten minutes. In the process, you will cross I-75 and enter the town of High Springs. Continue straight through the two stop lights in High Springs, and go approximately one-half mile further to the turn off for County Road 340/NE 182nd Avenue. (You will see a sign on top of a pole indicating that this is the turn off for Ginnie, Blue and Poe Springs.) Turn right on to County Road 340 and go approximate 6.5 miles, to the sign indicating the turn off to Ginnie Springs (NE 60th Ave.) Turn right at the sign (NE 60th Ave.) and go approximately one mile further to the Ginnie Springs Outdoors entrance.
26 Reviews of Ginnie Springs Outdoors
Fun for adults

Ginnie Springs is beautiful! Although, we went as a family and it’s definitely more for the college or adult crowd. This is probably because alcohol is allowed, where the other springs in this area it is not. It’s also a lot more crowded of a place, even being there on a Wednesday. If you get there early there aren’t too many people, besides the divers. By lunch time it’s comparable to a busy beach on a weekend. This would definitely be a fun adult trip!

A Unique Florida Experience

First I want to say that Ginny Springs is an absolute shit show! Like South Beach or Daytona during spring break. Especially in the summer. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t really great, it is. 

Camping at Ginny is a right of passage for any Florida boy. Like my father who went to UF, I camped at Ginny springs as a kid and so did my son. It hasn’t changed much at all over the years except to become a little more crowded. It’s a true Florida experience. 

You can only make reservations in one area of the park with the water and electric hook ups. All others are first come, first serve. You simply drive around til you find an available site and claim your own piece of paradise. The sites along the river are the best. It’s private so if you envision a state park, its not quite like that but in many ways camping is camping. This is similar only more crowded. 

The campground with all the amenities is tight. There will be every form of camping from big rigs to people in tents and everything in between including refrigerator boxes(not really but not far from the truth). It is not quiet in any way and the partying never seems to stop. The kids will start riding their bikes, playing ball and flying drones in the AM so get your sleep while you can. 

The spring gets packed with tubers, floaters, coolers, kayaks, canoes, scuba divers and every other human powered vessel as well but that just gives Ginny it’s vibe. What most people don’t realize is that if you get to the spring EARLY in the morning you can have it mostly to yourself and that includes the spring run and river too! 

The biggest dichotomy of Ginny Springs is how can something with constant pressure and crowding over decades remain so incredibly beautiful? 

If you have an open mind and can adjust your schedule to work around some of the crowded and go with the flow when you can’t it’s hard not to have a great time and appreciate the beauty of this magical place! It is and will always be one of my favorite places.

Great spot for big groups - not necessarily quiet, secluded camping

I love camping at Ginnie Springs, but not for every occasion.  It's typically very crowded and a big "party" campground - you have to be 18+.  There is a side that most stay away from that is more secluded - this is actually where I camped each time I went to Ginnie Springs.  Other friends in the group opted to camp on the "party side."

Tons of fun, but if you are looking for a relaxing, secluded, private, QUIET camping experience, this might not be it.

Fun Party Atmosphere

This place is really pretty. I feel like any major holiday weekend there will be a lot of party people, not much seclusion or quiet. Bring a nice inner tube or rent one and you can cruise down the river. Camping is first come first serve. Find any spot where your car fits and park behind it in the woods. No dogs allowed which is sad. But the waters are beautiful and refreshing. Camping is always fun next to the fire and you can meet some interesting neighbors. Maybe the occasional DJ party hidden in the woods.

Had so much fun

Bring your own tube and save yourself some money. People riding around on their side by sides are loud and obnoxious at night but other than that it is a great time!

FUN!

This place is ALL about a GOOD TIME! We got there May1st, the place was relatively empty, but then came Cinco De Mayo weekend and it was amazing how many people came in. We sat back and watched. We had a great site for people watching just up from the Spring and  the tube run. I can not say enough about the bathhouses, there were MANY of them and ALL were well maintained and appointed. We got a kick out of going to a different one every day! HUGE camp store. Deli/café on property, ice and wood for sale, blow-up station for your personal tubes. Staff was great and helpful. Tubing was a BLAST and canoeing run was to!  Beautiful springs, many to see! Thoroughly enjoyed this experience.  I cant for the life of me find my pics of this amazing place. A little more pricey, but worth it. We were there for a 5 days.

Cool Park, Awesome Staff!

Cool Park, Awesome Staff!

Best Springs Around!

This campground was huge! They had a camp store, playground, walking trails, volley ball, snorkeling, diving, and kayak rentals. A little bit for everyone to enjoy. The campground accommodates very well, there were enough bathrooms and maintenance that it wasn’t bad at all. There are limited electric sites which makes it tricky in the summer but so worth it to cool off in the springs any time of night. This is also the only spring you can drink on even get a keg delivered to your site. Please be curious of the nature we get to enjoy and clean up after yourself in the water and out.

Favorite place in the world

Love this place

Favorite Springs in Florida

Favorite springs in Florida and one of my favorite places to camp and spend a few days in Florida or the country in general. Awesomely maintained, plenty of sites. Plenty of bath houses and area to roam and swim. 10-10