Alexander Springs has the greatest flow of any natural spring on U.S. Government land. It is a magnitude one springs with a discharge rate of 107 cubic feet per minute. The springs are located within the Alexander Springs Recreation Area of the Ocala National Forest. Here you’ll find a sandy beach at the water’s edge and a gentle slope off into the sandy bottom. This is a great spring area for families with children because of the easy access to the water.
Alexander Springs Run winds about eight miles before emptying into the St. Johns River. The surrounding subtropical vegetation of palms, hardwood swamp and sand pine create a diverse ecosystem unique to this area.
Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located in the Ocala National Forest along SR 445 south of the community of Astor.