Alexander Springs Wilderness

Near Paisley, Florida

Alexander Springs Wilderness does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

Encompassing 7,941 acres, this wilderness area between Alexander Springs and Lake Dexter - one of the many lakes in the St. Johns River chain of lakes - is a trackless place, with a paddle down the spring run your primary option to explore the mosaic of hardwood swamp, hardwood forest and scrub habitats.

Expect to see ancient shell middens beneath dense shoreline vegetation, and small islands topped with cypress and palm trees, as well as otters, wading birds, deer and alligators.