The city is situated midway between two first magnitude springs in state park settings, part of the Florida Aquifer.

Seven miles to the north, DeLeon Springs is set in a pool environment, leading to Lake Woodruff Wildlife Preserve

Seven Miles south, Blue Spring is probably the best place to see manatees in all of Florida, during cold weather.

Seven miles to the west, yet another state park is actually an island accessible only by passenger ferry, Hontoon Island.

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge