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Alexander Springs Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
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Alexander Springs, April 2018
Location Lake County, Florida, United States
Nearest city DeLeon Springs
Area 7,941 acres (32.14 km2)
Established 1984 (1984)
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Alexander Springs Wilderness is located in the U.S. state of Florida and was designated in 1984 by the United States Congress. The wilderness has a total of 7,941 acres (32 km2) and is within Ocala National Forest, which is the oldest National Forest east of the Mississippi River. Alexander Springs is home to a variety of wildlife including otters, alligators, and turtles. The wilderness also contains the only 1st magnitude spring in all the U.S. National Forests and Parks. Alexander Springs Park is open 24 hours a day for camping and many other outdoor activities.

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