Holmes Creek is a 6.4 mile trail located near Vernon, FL. The trail is primarily used for fishing, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking.
This has to be one of the beautiful water features I've ever seen. It really is a must see if you're in the area, and even worth a special trip. We used Snaggy Bend Outfitters with a two person kayak. It probably only took 20-30 minutes to get from the put in to the springs and then you can decide how far down stream you want to go after the springs.
I really didn't think there was much to see after the springs, so we took the first take out. I think we spent about 4-5 hours on the entire trip, but it all depends on how long you want to hang out at the springs.
Bring some goggles so you can dive down and enjoy the underwater views in the spring. The water is ICE cold though...it will take your breath away when you first get in.
An easy kayak trip. Beautiful and pleasant run.
Probably one of the most beautiful springs there is. If you have your own canoe, kayak, or boat you have to put in downstream and paddle upstream. It is definitely a sight to see though. When I was little there was a canoe livery right at the main spring. You could rent canoes and swim there as long as you wanted. People used to cave dive there until they blew it in, because it was deemed a hazard. This place holds some of my favorite childhood memories. The water is crystal clear and ice cold. There are fish and it's a great snorkeling destination too. The main spring (cypress) is about 15-20 deep.
Holmes Creek is a short run full of beauty and nature for those who wish to paddle early in the morning or during the week to beat the crowds of locals headed for Cypress Springs. Cypress Springs is a must see. Take a rope swing and drop right in the middle of the springs. Cool off in crystal clear water among the odd shape Tupelo trees.