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Fishing At Ponce De Leon Springs Fl
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The Ponce De Leon Springs State Park is located on 600 acres a short drive from the town of De Leon Springs, Florida. The state park's history dates back to the days of 1779 when the Seminole indians traded with British travelers.
For those really hot Northwest Florida summer days, Ponce de Leon Springs State Park offers a cool natural escape. Located a few miles inland from the gulf coast beaches, this natural springs revitalizing waters seem like a 'fountain of youth' to those who plunge beneath them. Park activities include a boat ramp, canoeing, fishing, hiking, concession, picnic tables, and swimming.
There is no evidence that Juan Ponce de Leon ever actually reached Northwest Florida, but the legend of his search for a spring that would keep him forever young has long captured the imaginations of Florida visitors. It is more likely the Spanish explorer was searching for gold and new lands for Spain, but the legend of revitalizing waters has brought countless travelers in search of their own Fountain of Youth.
June 10th, 2013
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