When visiting Hart Springs Park & Campground there is much to be done from swimming in the cool and refreshing waters of the natural spring-fed swimming area to the enjoy a leisurely walk along the boardwalk along the Suwannee River to much much more.  



Hart Springs has one of the largest swimming areas around with multiple areas for people to get in the refreshing waters to cool off during the hot Florida summers. From a Jump Dock to stairway access, to an ADA Access Ramp it does not matter how you want to get into the water the options are endless.




Looking to enjoy nature?  Throughout Hart Springs, you will come across a variety of natural wildlife and vegetation Florida has to offer One of the best ways to see this is to hike the multiple hiking trails the park has to offer. Covering more than 5 miles total the trails wind and cross through the woods and along natural hidden springs like James Sink. 

Hart Springs Trail Map


Cave Dive:

Are you a certified cave diver looking for a new dive location or just interested in learning about how the springs system works?  With more the 22,000 ft of the mapped-out cave, the is an abundance of exploration to be had underneath the feet of visitors to Hart Springs. To learn about the Park Diving Requirements follow the link below.

Diving at Hart Springs




Take a walk under the canopy of Cypress trees and along the historic Suwannee River. Spanning just over half-mile and running along the Spring Run and Suwannee the Boardwalk is a wonderful walk through Natural Florida where you can spot the Sturgeon leaping out of the Suwannee River, and manatees coming into the Springs during the winter seeking the warm waters. 



Gilchrist County is home to several natural springs, and is the “Springs Capital of the World”. There are many places for residents and visitors to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing/kayaking, boating, fishing or just relaxing in a peaceful natural setting. Click the link to learn about the other springs in the area:   Springs of Gilchrist County


Canoe or Kayak within the run of Hart Springs and venture out into the historic Suwannee River. Paddlers are always encouraged to head North when launching from Hart Springs so the current can help them paddle their way back to the park when their trip is over. 


Suwannee River Wilderness State Trail

Interested in paddling the entire Suwannee? Looking into the Suwannee River Story Map to help plan your trip. It includes the history of many stops along the journey as well as all the camping areas starting from the Okefenokee Swamp south.