Update: Swimming area reopened July 19
Swimming in the spring at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park is currently closed due to flooding from recent rains. The area is closed from flooding on the Choctawhatchee River backing up to Sandy Creek. Park ranger Aaron Miller hopes the water will recede by early next week if no further rains affect the area.
“The water started to go down after the heavy rains, but recent rains north of us flooded the swimming area again,” Miller said.
The park is still open to visitors. Click here for more information about the park.