Eastern United States

Warm Mineral Springs (North Port) - Hot Springs in Florida

02/26/2017

Do you associate Florida with a beach or an amusement park?

Do not forget the hot spring with rotten egg odor.

Manatee Viewing Center

Tampa is the third-largest city in the State of Florida.

At the Manatee Viewing Center, you can observe the American manatee at close hand.

Manatee Viewing Center

FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute - Tampa Electric - Apollo Beach (2015)  BY-NC-ND 2.0

It is just another channel besides a thermal power plant.

Manatees gather together around the warm industrial wastewater from November through April.

Giant geothermal pond

It is an hour's drive from the Manatee Viewing Center to Warm Mineral Springs.

Right after I opened my car door, I felt a strong sulfur smell.

Entrance

The rate for walk-ins is $20.00 (as of this writing).

A circular pond is located in the grass field.

Many people in swimsuits were enjoying sunbathing.

Fountain

The pond is too big to call an outdoor 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 due to the warm weather in Florida.

Clock 01

I saw small fish swimming and they pecked me weakly.

Fish 01
Alpaca
What is this picture for?
I'm not sure.
Capybara

A circular rope is floating inside the pond.

Outside the rope, adults could reach the bottom, so they were doing exercise walking in a clockwise way.

Swimming 01

I swam inside the rope, but felt bottomless fear.

Water Discharge 01

It may be better to rent a charged floater.

Summary

Warm Mineral Springs, North Port, Florida, U.S.

My rating

Type: Walk-in

Rule: Clothing required

Chlorination: No

Water temp: Up to 86 degrees F

Official website

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It is 30 minutes drive from Warm Mineral Springs.

Radioactive Fountain of Youth
Radioactive Fountain of Youth

There is a drinking water fountain at the street corner.

The signboard says, "well exceeds the maximum contaminant levels for radioactivity."

I turned on the faucet, and cold water gushed with a sulfur smell.

Your comments are welcome, but I do not intend to reply to all of them. I will leave critical comments as they are while I am feeling good in hot springs, but I may delete ones that are unnecessarily offensive. I also reserve the right to close the comment sections without notice.

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