Gilchrist County, Florida may be the “Springs Capital of the World”, but you’ll find more than clear, warm waters waiting for you. You’ll also find a family oriented, nature loving community that celebrates the spirit and freedom of rural living each and every day. With small cities spread out across the county, you’re never too far from modern conveniences like grocery stores and hospitals, but still far enough from urban areas to immerse yourself in the simple life. When you’re ready to head down to the water, you’ll find many hours of enjoyment waiting for you at the five local natural springs. Visit Hart Springs and follow the boardwalk along the pristine riverfront to see some of the local nature and wildlife, Ginnie Springs for one of a kind cave diving experiences, and Otter, Fanning and Blue Springs for swimming, relaxation and snorkeling. With locations for cycling, camping, fishing and kayaking all easy to access, Gilchrist County is the outdoor lover’s dream.