Lithia State Park Springs, Lithia, FL


3932 Lithia Springs Road
Lithia, FL 33547
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This 300-acre park provides a refreshing break from the beach. It contains one of the area’s few freshwater springs, which maintains a water temperature of 72 degrees year-round and attracts swimmers who want a change from seawater. Located along the Alafia River, this Tampa park also features changing rooms, camping facilities.

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3932 Lithia Springs Road Lithia, FL 33547

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Vital Information

  • Fee: $1 per person or $2 per car
  • Access: Unknown
  • Flow: Unknown
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: 72° F
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Spring 8 am – 6 pm (M-F) 8 am – 7 pm (Sa, Su) Summer 8 am – 7 pm (M-F) 8 am – 8 pm (Sa, Su) Fall/Winter 8 am – 6 pm


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  1. Projectidentity99 says:

    does lithia have potable water?? Like where I can fill up a jug of water?

    • Earl says:

      South Hillsborough county gets its public water supply from this aquifer……Don’t know if there is a dipping place or faucet or not………….

  2. Noonecares says:

    Springs are contaminated with pollutants from run off and over pumping. I would not recommend drinking directly from a spring without filtering.

  3. Dcdoc says:

    There is no provision for drinking the the water.

  4. Dcdoc says:

    There is no provision for drinking the the water.

  5. Rpennin2 says:

    I contacted Tampa park service about this spring and the water is not drinkable due to phophate mining in the area.

  6. Thebittermonk says:

    i havnt been here since i was like 17 and im now 32 back then the water was very drinkable. im not to sure about now. its cool to swim there especially down to the spring mouth where you can grab the grate covering it and feel the force of the water tryin to push you up. my favorite place to go swimming in the whole area cant stand salt water.

    • Emily says:

      have you visited lately? i’m looking to fill up several jugs from a pour spout. does this spring area have something like this? thanks!

  7. Donnams2008 says:

    lithia springs was way better back in the day people have ruined it and now they want 2 charge 2 use the spring .like our state doesnt have enough money

    • Chas deTampa says:

      The state does not have ‘enough’ money. Like most other states we have a large burden from federally mandated programs, illegal aliens, and homeless flocking to the South to stay warm, Plus we don’t pay a state income tax. A couple of bucks user fee to get into the park is more than reasonable.

  8. BooBear says:

    Thank god i found this. Havent been there in forever.. I love that place, the fish swim litterally right by your face. This one guy found tons of shark teeth (big ones too) down toward the grates.

  9. FYI it’s now $2/car (up to 8 people) AND $2/person to swim

  10. chris says:

    What about zefferhills spring? I drove by it a few times and they sell it at the stores.

    • Jon Tereshinski says:

      Thank you for this information Chris and everyone else! Please keep updated if you find a safe source to drink water. We are really starting to seek out a safe, natural, drinkable water source. Please keep informing if you come across any.

  11. chris says:

    You must read this article there are springs all over Fla. Some with potable water You just have to look and know they dive allot of them in pinellas county and go 1000′ finding artifacts . Indians used them for many years. Just ask around. Bring your buckets.

  12. James says:

    Lithia springs is somewhere i use to swim at as a kid. 2 things that are embedded in my mind about swimming there is, that it was freezing cold, and having severe ear aches in both ears after swimming there. Most of the kids i knew did. But, the fun of being able to swim in a lake without having to worry about being eaten by alligators…the fun out weighted the dreadful ear aches that came with it.

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