General Questions

What is the address?

601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. De Leon Springs, FL 32130

Are you located in the panhandle?

No, De Leon Springs State Park is on the east side of Florida, north of Orlando and west of Daytona Beach.

What is the weather policy?

If reservations are cancelled by the operator due to weather, guests will receive a full refund. Launches take place rain or shine.

Can I buy parking ahead of time?

A state park pass can be purchased in advance. Parking is included with the entrance fee.

How do I get to the park?

De Leon Springs is an hour North of Orlando. Directions:

Straight up I-4 towards Deland/Deltona. At Exit 114, head right on the ramp for FL-472 toward DeLand / Deltona. Continue on FL-472 for 2.9 miles. Take ramp on right for US-92/US-17 N. Left onto S. County Rd. 3. Park entrance is located just after the railroad crossing.

Pancake House

What are the hours?

Daily, 8 am – 4 pm

Do you have takeout?

Take out is available at the takeout window. Daily 8 am – 5 pm

How long is the wait?

Wait times vary and fill up quickly. Plan an early arrival.

Can I access the pancake house without waiting to get into the park?

Park admission is required to visit the Sugar Mill Restaurant.

Are there gluten-free or vegan options?

Gluten-free pancakes are available; no vegan options at this time.


What tours are there?

Fountain of Youth Boat Tour departs from De Leon Springs State Park and travels west through Spring Garden Creek. Take in iconic views of Spring Garden Lake, Jones Island, and the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. The tour will be approximately 50 minutes in duration and will include narration on the history and natural resources of our waterway.

What time is the tour?

Daily at multiple times.

How long is the tour?

Approximately 50 minutes.

Where do I go for the tour?

Access at our boathouse location on the north side of the park.


When does the park reach capacity?

During busy months, possibly as early as 9AM.


Can I bring my dog into the park?

Pets are welcome at De Leon Springs State Park. All pets must be on a hand-held, 6-foot leash at all times.
Pets may not be left unattended.
Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles.
Service animals are allowed in all areas of the park.

Can I bring my dog on the rentals?

Pets are not allowed on rentals.

Can I bring my dog on the boat tour?

Only qualified service dogs are allowed on the boat tour.

Can my dog go in the pancake house?

Only qualified service dogs are allowed in the restaurant.

Do you offer outdoor kennels?

No, outdoor kennels are not being offered at this time.

Are dogs allowed in the water?

Pets are not allowed in any of the swimming areas.


Do you offer tent and RV camping?

No, there is no camping of any type of De Leon Springs State Park.


What is available at the store?

We offer a variety of different items. From Sugar Mill/De Leon Springs logo apparel to coffee cups, mugs, stickers, stuffed animals, pancake mix, and more!

Where is the store located?

We offer two very convenient retail locations. Visitors will find one located right inside the Sugar Mill Restaurant and the other located on the opposite side of the park next to the large pavilions.


Can I have a birthday party after hours?

No, the park does not allow after hour parties.

Can I reserve a pavilion?

De Leon Springs State Park has four pavilions for rent – two large pavilions (with electric) that seat 50 to 60 people and two smaller pavilions (without electric) that seat 40 to 50 people. Each pavilion has a large grill and water.

Fees for pavilions do not include park entry fees or any special use fees. The pavilions are available by fee only and can be reserved, except during the summer months (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). They can be rented, but only first-come, first-served. One additional free pavilion is provided first-come, first-served.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in any area of the park.
Please contact the park for information and reservations.