Alexander Springs Recreation Area

Dogs are allowed at Alexander Springs Recreation Area, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (352) 669-3522.
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Located in the Ocala National Forest, Alexander Springs Recreation Area has shaded, non-hookup sites available. They also have paved roads and paved level parking pads. Tent space available on all sites. All sites with picnic table, BBQ grill, fire ring and lantern post. Hot showers, flush toilets, baby change comfort station, dump station, public telephone with email modem, hiking trail, natural springs for swimming, SCUBA diving (must be certified diver), canoe rentals by hour or day, 7 1/2 mile canoe run. Convenience store with camping supplies, beach supplies, food, drinks, ice and ice cream. Restaurants, shopping and gas 8 miles from campground. Abundant wildlife viewing consists of alligators, turtles, deer, black bear, turkey, raccoons, and numerous species of birds. Interpretive programs during summer months.


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Alexander Springs Recreation Area has received a rating of 1.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 13 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Norma
    Feb 24, 2021
    Dogs Not Allowed outside campground

    We drove 44 miles today to Alexander Springs and using the information provided took our dog. Upon arriving there are signs posted that pets are not allowed in day-use area. There are no hiking trails in the park to take dogs on either. The only place a dog is allowed is in the campground and can't be left unattended.

  • Amy
    Jan 20, 2019
    Not pet friendly in day recreation area

    Pets are not allowed in the day recreation area. No dogs allowed. In the area where the swimming area of the spring is. This is where the bath house and all the public picnic tables are at. They may allow dogs at the camping/trail area. Call ahead to confirm.

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