In December 2010 Sarasota County, in partnership with the city of North Port, purchased the Warm Mineral Springs Resort. As Florida’s only naturally formed warm water mineral spring, the constant 87-degree waters provide soothing comfort that has been enjoyed for generations.
Warm Mineral Springs is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as one of the most important underwater archaeological sites in America. Artifacts of prehistoric hunters have been found in the warm mysterious depths of the spring. Scientists anticipate that future excavations may reveal findings that may date as far back as 30,000 years, to a time when Warm Mineral Springs was a dry cave.