Warm Mineral Springs, Florida

Do you associate Florida with the beach resort?

It seems to be out of fashion.

A hot spring with rotten egg odor is waiting for you.

New Way of Enjoying Florida

I drove to the hot spring in the west side of the peninsula, escaping from bustle of Miami.

After three hours’ drive, I found the parking lot in a quiet residential street.

Right after I opened my car’s door, I felt smell of hydrogen sulfide, so that I could not help but be excited for soaking.


The rate for day pass was $20.

After I went through the reception, I found a pond looks like a precise circle.

There were many sun beds around water and people with bathing suits enjoying sunbathing.


Extraordinary large open-air bath

The pond is too big to call it an open-air bath; 80-yard diameter and more than 230-feet deep.

Open-air Bath

The water is tepid, always around 87 degrees F

In December, it was rather comfortable for me because of the warm weather in Florida.

I could see small fishes swimming and they pecked me weakly.

Small Fishes

A circular rope is floating inside the circular pond.

Outside the rope, adults can reach the bottom, so that they are doing exercise walking in a clockwise way.

White Rope

Indeed, you can swim inside the rope, but I felt bottomless fear.

It may be better to rent charged floaters (private floaters are prohibited).

Warm Mineral Springs, North Port, Florida, USA
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There is a seemingly dull drinking water fountain at the street corner.

The signboard says “well exceeds the maximum contaminate levels for radioactivity.”

I was so excited and turned on the faucet, and cold water flew out with smell of sulfur odor.

How wonderful it would be if there were tubs using this glorious spring!

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Ken Springfield