Ginnie Springs is one of those places you just have to visit with some friends. From clear blue waters, to small underwater caves, and open hangout areas, it’s a full day family event kind of place.
Cost: $14 entrance.
Snorkel Mask Rental: $5
Upon entering the springs, there are actually 7 different springs to visit. By floating along the Santa Fe River, you’d be able to visit all the springs.
Although it was Summer, the springs were definitely chilly. Maintaining water temperatures around 72 degrees, the springs offered a refreshing dip in clear blue waters.
At Devil’s Springs (right of Ginnie Springs), there is an underwater cave that is set for scuba divers. You can actually snorkel down to the bottom but entering the cave is for divers only. Near the entrance of the spring is a sign warning about the cave. Divers have died down in the cave. Nevertheless, it’s a beautiful spring.
At Ginnie Springs, there is a large open cave indentation present. It’s the perfect hole to check out at first!
Dogwood Springs offers a narrow hole that’s goes deep into the earth. The springs area is a little more shady there, but it’s definitely worth checking out.
Other springs included Twin and Deer Springs but they’re not quite as memorable. If you wished to be further away from the crowds and the parking lot, those springs are perfect but otherwise, the springs themselves aren’t quite as beautiful.
In general, for the price of $14, if you spend a whole day there with friends and family, it’s definitely worth it. The various springs offers many different sights to see while swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Besides the natural springs, there are various volleyball courts at each spring. Restroom facilities aren’t the best but they are presentable and clean enough for most people. Connecting all the springs is also a path marked for tubers to walk back to the main parking lot at Ginnie Springs.
The Springs also offers camping accommodation. While camping is considerably pricier, the though of Summer camping next to a natural springs is still inviting right?
Ginnie Springs. Check it out.
4 out of 5 stars.