There is so much to do and see without ever leaving the park. Hiking trails, boat tours, swimming. The activities vary by season. Our summers have chimney swifts nesting in the Lodge, the fall brings manatees upstream to enjoy the warmer waters of the springs.
The Springs have been famous for its wildlife since they were first made famous through the writings of John Muir in 1867. The springs were preserved through the forsight of Edward Ball when he purchased it and put the springs in the public trust.