Alexander Springs Wilderness

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Alexander Springs Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Alexander Springs Wilderness
Map showing the location of Alexander Springs Wilderness
LocationLake County, Florida, United States
Nearest cityDeLeon Springs
Coordinates29°04′16″N 81°28′13″W / 29.07111°N 81.47028°W / 29.07111; -81.47028Coordinates: 29°04′16″N 81°28′13″W / 29.07111°N 81.47028°W / 29.07111; -81.47028
Area7,941 acres (32.14 km2)
Established1984 (1984)
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

Alexander Springs Wilderness is located in the U.S. state of Florida and was designated in 1984 by the United States Congress. The wilderness has a total of 7,941 acres (32 km2) and is within Ocala National Forest, which is the oldest National Forest east of the Mississippi River. Alexander Springs is home to a variety of wildlife including otters, alligators, and turtles. The wilderness also contains the only 1st magnitude spring in all the U.S. National Forests and Parks.[1] Alexander Springs Park is open 24 hours a day for camping and many other outdoor activities. [2]


  1. ^ Schmidt, Walter; DEP (October 12, 2004). "Springs of Florida" (PDF). Florida Geological Survey Bulletin 66: 192. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Alexander Springs Wilderness". USDA.

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