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  • Poe Springs Park

      Welcome to Poe Springs!  

      Park summer hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from April to September. 

      Park winter hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from October to March. 

      The Park is open 7 days a week.

      Poe Springs charges a seasonal fee from May to September. 

      Entrance fee: $6.00 per vehicle or $1 per person walk-in/bicycle entry. 

      Poe Springs is free entry from October to April.

      Fees waived for individuals with disabilities.

      If you need assistance, please speak with the attendant.

      The Park may close when the Spring reaches capacity of 100 persons.

      The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

      Pets are allowed in the park on a handheld leash at all times. Pets are not allowed to swim in the spring.

      Park amenities include pavilions and picnic shelters, play areas, multi purpose fields, volleyball courts, and bar-b-que grills. There are loop trails throughout the park for hiking, and a boardwark that traverses the cypress swamp leads visitors to the springs. A boat launch and dock afford watercraft access to the river.

      You can reserve one of the pavilions online for $40/day. Please go to: and click on "Facilities" to choose the pavilion you wish to reserve. You will  need to create an account.

      The Lodge At Poe Springs is available for event rentals, and is perfect for birthday parties, showers, and small weddings. Indoor seating can be arranged for up to 54 people conference style, and there is a kitchen (stove, refrigerator, sink) included in the rental fee. Restrooms are on-site, and there is additional picnic table seating under the attached pavilion. Call us at 352-264-6847 to check date availability, rates, and to request a facilities use agreement.