GINNIE SPRINGS OUTDOORS

September 7, 2021

By  Mike Miller 

Ginnie Springs Outdoors is a beautiful place in North Central Florida near the town of High Springs highlighted by a natural spring.  

Ginnie Springs OutdoorsGinnie Springs Outdoors

This privately owned Florida tourist attraction has many exciting things to do in the outdoors. 

Guests can go scuba diving, camping, canoeing, tubing, kayaking and host of other things in a beautiful setting.

The resort sits on more than 200 acres of pristine Florida woodlands near High Springs Florida. 

There are 90 full-service campsites with electric and water hookups. 

The resort also has heated bathrooms, picnic tables and grills along with a nice general store for basic supplies.

Tubing at Ginnie SpringsTubing at Ginnie Springs
Flickr/Ted Murphy

There are also a number of wilderness campsites suited for tent campers.  The wilderness campsites are scattered throughout the 200 wooded acres.

Ginnie Springs is a pleasant private alternative to Florida State park camping and busier more heavily visited Florida tourist attractions.

The wilderness campsites are available on a first come first served basis. 

Many of these camping sites are on the Santa Fe River or on the spring. 

The Santa Fe is a famous Florida river that disappears underground for a significant stretch of its total length.

Ginnie SpringGinnie Spring
Flickr/Paul Clark

Most wilderness campsites have a grill and a picnic table, and running water available on some sites.

There are also two small cottages on the site.  Reservations for a cottage should be made well in advance.

The crystal-clear water in the springs gives tremendous underwater visibility.  Scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular. 

The inventor of SCUBA, Jacques Costeau, even made a visit and was impressed with the clarity of the water.

Scuba Diver Chris Williams at Ginnie SpringsChris Williams at Ginnie Springs
Flickr/SCUBATOO

Cavern and cave diving are also available for the more experienced and adventurous scuba diver.

ADMISSION FEES

  • General Admission, Adults (Off Season): $15.00
  • General Admission, Adults (Season):      $20.00
  • General Admission, Children (5-12):       $ 5.00
  • General Admission, Children 4 & under:  Free

  • Certified Full Cave Divers:                     $22.00
  • All Other Divers:                                  $30.00

Call 386-454-7188 for daily admission information for scuba diving, camping, cottage rentals and other adventure packages.

HOURS

GINNIE SPRINGS OUTDOORS is open every day of the year. Campers may enter the park 24 hours a day and register at the camp store during regular hours or at the gate after store hours. Campers entering the park before 8:00 a.m. will be charged for the previous night's camping.

Tent Camper at Ginnie Springs, photo courtesy Ginnie Springs Outdoors

GPS ADDRESS

5000 NE 60th Ave
High Springs, Florida 32643

TELEPHONE

(386) 454-7188 

COUNTRY STORE AND DIVE CENTER HOURS

Summer Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am -7:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 8:00 am -10:00 pm
  • Sunday:                8:00 am -8:00 pm

Winter Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday:                8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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