Palm Springs

Palm Springs is the middle spring of the trio that lies along the Wekiva River on the west side of Markham Woods Road and just north of State Road 434.

Palm Springs is the only one of the trio not bordered by the river, which is approximately 200 yards away. As a result, it forms a clear pool of water, unlike the other two, which are coffee colored by the water from
the Little Wekiva River. The clear pool was the first choice of early settlers.

Improvements were made over the years, and by the mid-teens of the 20th century, it was used by residents and guests at the Altamonte Springs Hotel.

In the early 1920s, Palm Springs underwent further renovation when Lester Beeman, of the chewing gum family purchased it. Beeman was an Orlando businessman at the time. He (and several others) built cottages there. It became a popular bathing spot for area residents.

It is now within The Springs gated subdivision and, therefore, unavailable to the public.