Warm Mineral Springs in North Port – Florida’s Best Kept Secrets

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Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, Florida, is known for its unique qualities, including having one of the highest mineral concentrations of any natural spring in the United States. It also holds the distinction of being Florida’s only active warm mineral spring.

Why is the Warm Mineral Springs worth the hype?

Every day at the beautiful and comfortable Mineral Springs can leave you feeling energized and calm, thanks to the constant 85-degree temperature and over 50 distinct minerals.

You can soak, swim, and even dive in this 30,000-year-old sinkhole, almost 200 feet deep.

The basin holds about 9 million gallons of water every day, or up to seventeen thousand gallons per hour of fresh, mineral-enriched water!

Scuba divers have uncovered saber-tooth tiger and mammoth fossils and prehistoric bones and artifacts in a historic site declared by the Department of the Interior.

The discovery has altered theories about human migration across North America, revealing that early Paleo Indians were also using the lovely and comfortable Mineral Springs as a sacred healing site.

This wonderful place has attracted over 100,000 visitors each year and has garnered international renown for its therapeutic abilities.

Known as the “Fountain of Youth” and “Miracle Lake,” several have a diverse range of health benefits. There are numerous reports of its reducing effects, ranging from electrolyte imbalances and soothing inflammation to relaxing arthritis and sciatica pain.

Every day, 8 million gallons of water run through the system, which replaces itself every two hours.

Why is Warm Mineral Springs the people’s favorite?

Soaking in hot mineral spring water is thought to have healing and preventative properties. For centuries, natural medicine practitioners in Japan and Europe have been prescribing balneotherapy – bathing to treat illness. The following are some of the alleged benefits:

Circulation and blood flow are improved.

Metabolism has increased.

Mineral absorption is essential.

Constipation and chronic biological process problems are treated.

Diabetes, liver, and gut problems are all treated.

Magnesium in the water aids neuron function.

Sulfate content in the water aids infection resistance.

Potassium content in the water aids electrolyte balance.

You’ll be able to rest, relax, and take in the beauty of pure Florida nature – magnificent without overpopulated. The steam pouring from the springs resembles a sweat room on a cold day. On some days, the fragrance of minerals in the air is powerful, signaling that the minerals are ready and active.

Mineral Springs is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so visiting any day could be a good day. With a $20 entry charge, you can wade in the water, return to your building, grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, or go shopping before finishing at the springs.

Even though Warm Mineral Springs is one of Florida’s best-kept secrets, many ill Japanese Europeans and Northerners have uprooted their lives to relocate to the springs. Busloads of people go from Chicago, Baltimore, and Michigan during the busiest seasons of October and November and March through May to see if the rumors about the springs are real. Most get back with stories of rejuvenation, and few plan to stay at that place forever.

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