Cypress Springs


Cypress Springs is truly unique.  nestled within the serene forests of the Florida Panhandle near Destin, is a hidden freshwater gem that contrasts beautifully with the Gulf's coastal landscapes. Often referred to as the "Emerald of the Econfina," this natural spring boasts crystal-clear, emerald-green waters that are nothing short of mesmerizing. The vibrant hues result from the interplay of sunlight filtering through the dense surrounding cypress trees and the pristine sandy bottom. Cypress Springs is an ideal destination for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure, whether it's snorkeling, swimming, paddleboarding, or simply reveling in the tranquil, natural surroundings.

Only accessible by canoe or paddle-board, it is one of the most amazing springs nearby. You'll venture through the Econfina Creek Water Management Area, a journey that immerses you in the scenic beauty of Florida's unspoiled wilderness. It's a remarkable escape from the bustling coastal scene, offering a peaceful and rejuvenating experience amidst the lush greenery and pristine waters. Nature enthusiasts and those looking to connect with Florida's wild side will find Cypress Springs to be a hidden paradise worth discovering, just a short drive from the bustling beaches of Destin.

With its strong current, lush banks and deep sapphire waters, Cypress Springs is one of the most beautiful springs in Northwest Florida. The spring discharges from two vents in the limestone boulders at the bottom of the spring pool. The diameter of the spring pool is approximately 150 feet and the maximum depth is 29 feet. A large surface boil is visible over both vents. The cool, clear water is a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The banks surrounding the pool are heavily vegetated with cypress and tupelo trees. Click below for an outfitter whom you can rent from should you want to visit.