Month: April 2020

Ginnie Springs, High Springs, FL

Ginnie Springs is a privately owned park in Gilchrist County. Ginnie Springs is located on the south side of Santa Fe River, to which it is connected to.

Ginnie Springs has all the resources needed to maximize your enjoyment while visiting. Tubing along the Sante Fe River is a popular choice among visitors. Tubing is just a small part of the possibilities of activities you can partake in. You can also simply swim, or if you are up for an adventure, rent a mask, snorkel, and fins and explore all the natural wonders the springs have to offer. From paddleboarding to volleyball, there is something for everyone at Ginnie Springs. Ginnie Springs also offers a wide variety of overnight accommodations should you want to extend your stay for a few days.

In the Ginnie Springs area there are 7 springs total to enjoy.


Do you want to enjoy a relaxing day? You can always tube lazily down the Santa Fe River? You can enter the water at the Beaver’s Landing river access point with a tube or raft, and spend an hour or so floating down the river to the Tube Exit at Twin Spring. When you exit, just follow the Tube Trail back to the Ginnie Spring parking lot. It is about a fifteen minute walk. Tube rentals are available at the Ginnie Springs General Store. There is a free air fill station for tubes and rafts if you choose to bring your own.

Tube Rentals:

  • Single Tube-$6 per day.
  • Double Tube-$12 per day.


You can enjoy and explore the wonders of our seven springs with a swim. The water is rather chilly, but swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear 72 degree water is fun year round. Masks, fins, and snorkels can be rented at the Ginnie Springs Store. When the Santa Fe River clears (typically in the summer and early fall), snorkeling in the river may reward you with glimpses of large gar, bass, mullet, catfish, turtles and many other critters. If you do snorkel, don’t forget a diver’s flag and float along. The Santa Fe is a navigable waterway, and state law dictates that you must have a flag and float with you at all times. If you don’t have your own flag, you can rent one.  

All rentals require a deposit and are due back by 6 P.M. on return date.


Mask, with Snorkel$6.00
Mask, Snorkel and Full-Foot Fins Package$10.00
Fins, Snorkeling (Full-Foot)$6.00


Your day’s experience can include experiencing the underwater world that Ginnie Springs has to offer. The park has three different dive sites for certified scuba divers to experience: The Ginnie BallroomThe Devil’s Spring System, and the Santa Fe River. No need to worry about bringing your own diving equipment to join the fun! If you are a certified diver, you can rent scuba diving equipment for the day.

Their full-service dive center is located inside the Ginnie Springs Outdoors camp store. You can reach us at (386) 454-7188.


Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard out on the Santa Fe River. This is a great way to experience the beauty of the springs. You can bring your own canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard or there are rentals available. There is no pick-up service available, so you may want to paddle upstream first.


Canoe/Kayak Paddles$5.00 (free with canoe/kayak rental)
Personal Floatation DevicesFREE
Canoe or Kayak – 3 hours$12.00
Paddleboard – 3 hours$12.00
Canoe or Kayak – 6 hours$20.00
Paddleboard – 6 hours$20.00


Tent sites are scattered throughout our 200 wooded acres and include many river-front and spring sites. Most sites have a grill and a picnic table. Running water is available on some sites. Primitive sites are occupied on a first come, first served basis. No reservation is required.

Check-In Times: Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Check-out Times: All passes expire at sunset on your last day. Reminder: Campers entering the park before 8:00 a.m. will be charged for the previous night’s camping.

Upgrade Your Camping Experience

At Ginnie Springs there are 129 water and electric campsites right across from the park’s store where you can camp with all the comforts of home. These sites may be reserved and reservations are recommended to ensure you will have a site. None of the water and electric sites are located by the river. Each electric and water sites holds a maximum of 8 people, 2 vehicles, and 2 tents.

All water and electric sites have a picnic table and grill. There are no sewer hookups on the site, but a dump station is available for campers to use.

Please check our Reservations & Cancellations page for more information about our electric/water reservations.

Check-In Times: Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Check-out Times: All passes expire at sunset on your departure day. Reminder: Campers entering the park before 8:00 a.m. will be charged for the previous night’s camping.


Create a getaway with all the comforts of home with a stay in the Ginnie Cottage. The Ginnie Cottage is the perfect place to come back to after a fun-filled day experiencing everything Ginnie Springs has to offer. The cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen which will allow you to enjoy a nice homemade meal as you unwind after a great day experiencing the outdoors. A stay in the Ginnie Cottage will be one you’ll never forget!

Reserve the Ginnie Cottage


Ginnie Springs offers everything a person could want from a trip into the wilderness. Swimming, tubing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, and camping are all offerings. Anyone at any level of adventurism will enjoy spending time here. What are you waiting for.