Springs Fever: A Field & Recreation Guide to 500 Florida Springs.
2nd Edition by Joe Follman and Richard Buchanan

Last updated July, 2017

Springs Fever: A Field & Recreation Guide to 500+ Florida Springs

By  Joe Follman & Richard Buchanan

Little River Spring along the Suwannee River near Branford, prior to restoration efforts.

Spring descriptions with photos

Table of Contents (complete narrative without photos)

Introduction
A Paean to Florida Springs

How to Adopt a Spring 
Download Florida Springs Activity Booklet for kids by Stephanie Bode
How to Add to the Florida Springs Inventory

Acknowledgments
Quotes About Florida Springs, A Bit of Poetry, and an Al Burt Essay
Springs in the Bible
List of First-Magnitude Springs in Florida
Legend for Summary of Features Terms
Part I.     Central Florida Panhandle
Part II.    Springs Near Tallahassee
Part III.   Taylor County and Environs
Part IV.   Withlacoochie River Springs
Part V.    The Suwannee River
Part VI.   The Santa Fe River
Part VII.  The Ichetucknee River
Part VIII. Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs, and Environs
Part IX.    Central Gulf Coast (n. of Pinellas)
Part X.     Other Central Florida Springs
Part XI.     Northeast Florida Springs
Complete List of Springs Described in the Guide
State of Florida Springs List
Spring Lists:
    Superlative Springs
    Springs Recommended for Swimming
    Springs Recommended for Snorkeling
    Springs Recommended for Young Children
    Springs with Canoeing Opportunities
    Springs With or Near Camping
    Springs with Good Access for People with Disabilities

Spring-Related Sites on the World Wide Web
About the Authors
References
How to Properly Cite Information from this Web Site
Rupert's Spring Bibliography
 
Full Table of Contents, with every spring listed:

Part I.  Central Florida Panhandle

    Chipola River Springs
    • Blue Hole Spring
      • An Essay on Florida Caverns State Park
    • Baltzell (or Bosel or Bozell) Springs group
    • Sandbag Spring

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    Merritt's Mill Pond Springs
    • Marianna/Jackson Blue Spring
      • An Essay on Marianna Blue Spring
    • Shangri-La Spring
    • Indian Washtub Spring
    • Twin Caves Spring
    • Hole-in-the-Rock Spring
    • Gator Spring

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    Spring Lake Springs Group
    • Black Spring
    • Double Spring
    • Springboard Spring
    • Mill Pond Spring
    • Gadsen (or Gadsden) Spring

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    Other Jackson County Springs
    • Tanner Springs
    • Webbville Springs
    • South Sneads Springs Group (10)
    • North Jackson County/Chipola River Springs Group (6)
    • South Jackson County/Chipola River Springs Group (5-7)

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    Gadsden County Springs
    • Chattahoochee Spring
    • Glen Julia Spring
    • Indian Springs

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    Econfina Creek Springs
    • Walsingham Spring
    • Unnamed Econfina Creek-bed Spring
    • Glowing Spring
    • Blue Springs Group (9)
    • Below-Blue Spring Run
    • Econfina Creek Canoe Livery Springs Group
    • Williford Spring
    • Williford Run Spring
    • Sylvian (or Sullivan) Springs Group
    • Unnamed Sylvian Tributary Spring
    • Other Unnamed Spring Near Sylvian Springs
    • Pitt Spring
    • Fenced Spring 600’ above Gainer
    • Gainer Springs Group (4+)
    • Emerald Spring
    • McCormick Springs Group (4)
    • Unnamed Econfina Springs Below Emerald (4+)
      • An Essay on St. Joseph State Park
    Holmes Creek Springs
    • Other Holmes Creek Springs (approx. 26, includes Burnt Sock Landing Springs, Burn Out Spring, Mullet Spring, and unnamed springs)
    • Beckton Spring
    • Brunson Landing Springs
    • Clemmons Springs
    • Cypress Spring
    • Galloway Spring
    • Hightower Spring
    • Jack Paul's Springs
    • Piney Woods Spring
    • Shellcracker Springs

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    Other Central Panhandle Springs
    • Jackson Spring
    • Morrison Spring
    • Ponce de Leon Spring
    • Vortex (Blue) Spring
    • White Springs
      • An Essay on Torreya State Park
      • An Essay on the Apalachicola River Bluffs and Ravines
Part II.  Springs Near Tallahassee
    • Horn Springs (2)
    • Indian Springs
    • Kini Spring
    • McBride Slough Spring
    • Natural Bridge Spring
    • Newport Spring
    • Panacea Mineral Springs (7+)
      • An Essay on Mashes Sands Beach
    • Rhodes Springs (2)
    • Riversink Spring
    • St. Marks Spring
    • Unnamed St. Marks Sulfur Spring #1
    • Unnamed St. Marks Sulfur Spring #2
    • Unnamed St. Marks Spring #3
    • Sally Ward Spring
    • Shepherd Spring
      • An Essay on Shepherd Spring
    • Spring Creek Group (9+)
      • An Essay on Spring Creek
    • Wacissa River Springs Group
      • Wacissa Spring
      • Thomas Spring
      • Log Spring
      • Horsehead Spring
      • JEF312991
      • Cassidy (or Cassida) Spring
      • Blue (or Little Blue) Spring
      • Allen Springs
      • Minnow Spring
      • Buzzard (or Buzzer’s) Log Springs
      • Big (or Big Blue) Spring
      • JEF64991
      • JEF64992
      • JEF64993
        • An Essay on the Wacissa River
        • An Essay on the Wacissa Slave Canal
    • Wakulla Springs
    • Unnamed Spring on Wakulla River #1
    • Unnamed Spring on Wakulla River #2
    • Unnamed Spring on Wakulla River #3
    • Unnamed Spring on Wakulla River #4
 Part III.  Taylor County and Environs
    • Big Spring (+3 additional springs in/near run)
    • Bradley Spring
    • Cedar Island Spring
    • Dry spring in Fenholloway River
    • Eva Spring
    • Folsom Spring
    • Hampton Spring
    • Nutall Rise
    • Steinhatchee Rise
    • Steinhatchee Spring
    • TAY76992
    • TAY924991
    • TAY924993
    • Waldo Spring
      • An Essay on Econfina River State Park
Part IV.  Withlacoochie River Springs
      • An Essay on the Withlacoochie River
    • Rosseter Spring
    • Madison Blue Spring
    • Unnamed Spring #1
    • Unnamed seeps, spring, and cascades
    • Pot Spring
    • Tanner Spring
    • MAD612981
    • HAM610984
    • Morgan and Nearby Springs
    • Suwannacoochie Spring
    • Adams Spring
Part V.  The Mother Lode—The Suwannee River
    A.  Florida/Georgia Border to Suwannee River State Park Area
    • Bell Spring
    • White Sulfur Springs
    • Iron (or Wesson’s Iron) Spring
    • Louisa Spring
    • Mattair Spring
    • Suwannee Springs
    • Holton Creek Rise
      • An Essay on Holton Spring
    • Alapaha Rise
      • Unnamed Spring #1
      • Unnamed Spring #2
      • An Essay on Alapaha Rise Spring
    • Stevenson Spring
    • Little Gem Spring
      • An Essay on Suwannee River State Park and Its Springs
    • Lime Spring
    • Ellaville Spring
    • Falmouth Spring
    • Anderson Spring

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    B.  Suwannee River Springs Near (within 10 miles of) Luraville
      • An Essay on the Springs Near Luraville
    • Cork Spring
    • Hidden Spring
    • Charles Spring
    • Allen Mill Pond Spring
    • Thomas Spring
    • Blue Spring
    • Perry Spring
    • LAF924971
    • Telford Spring
    • Hidden Spring
    • Luraville Springs
    • Pump, Baptizing, and Walker Springs
    • Bonnet Spring
    • Peacock Spring
    • Orange Grove Spring
    • Cow Spring
    • Running Springs (2)
    • Convict Spring
    • Bathtub Spring
    • Oak Spring
    • Royal Spring
    • Suwannee Blue Spring

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    C.  Suwannee River Springs Near Branford
    • Owens Spring
    • Mearson Spring
    • Boiling Spring
    • Troy Spring
    • Ruth Spring
    • Little River Spring
    • Sulfur Spring
    • Branford Springs
    • Shingle Spring

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    D.  Suwannee River Springs Below the Santa Fe to Chiefland
    • Turtle Spring
    • Fletcher Spring
    • Pothole Spring
    • Rock Bluff Springs
    • Guaranto Spring
    • Lumbercamp Spring
    • Sun (or Aiken) Spring
    • Iron Spring
    • Hart Springs
      • An Essay on Hart Springs
    • McCrabb Spring
    • Otter Springs
    • Little Copper Spring
    • Copper Spring
    • Fanning (or Fannin’) and Little Fanning Springs
      • An Essay on Fanning Springs
    • Manatee Springs
 Part VI.  The Santa Fe River
    A. North of High Springs
    • Worthington Spring
    • Santa Fe Rise
    • Treehouse Spring (ALA112971)
    • Hornsby Spring
    • COL428981
    • Darby
    • Columbia

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    B.  U.S. 27 to State Road 47
      • An Essay on the Santa Fe River Between U.S. 27 and S.R. 47
    • ALA930972
    • ALA930971 (Alcove and Log) Spring
    • Allen Spring (or COL428982)
    • Poe Springs
    • Spring Below Poe
    • COL930971
    • Lily Springs
    • COL101971
    • Pickard Spring
    • Jonathan Spring (or COL101972)
    • COL101974 (at Rum Island)
    • COL101975 (at Rum Island)
    • Rum Island Spring
    • GIL101971
    • Naked Spring
    • Johnson Spring
    • Blue Spring
    • Little Blue Spring
    • Little Devil Spring
    • Devil's Eye Spring
    • Devil's Ear Spring
    • July Spring
    • Ginnie Spring
    • Dogwood Spring
    • Twin Spring
    • Sawdust Spring
    • Deer Spring
    • Unnamed Spring
    • COL1012972
    • COL1012971
    • Siphon Creek Rise Spring (GIL1012973)
    • Myrtle's Fissure
    • GIL1012971
    • GIL1012972
    • 47 Boatramp Spring

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    C.  State Road 47 to the Suwannee River
    • GIL928971
    • Cedar Spring
    • GIL928972
    • COL928971
    • Wilson Springs
    • GIL99974
    • Unnamed Spring
    • Unnamed Possible Spring
    • COL917971
    • Sunbeam Spring
    • Oasis Spring
    • SUW917971
    • GIL99972
    • GIL99971
    • Betty Spring
    • GIL729972 (or GIL729973)
    • GIL917971
    • SUW917972
    • Campground Spring
    • Trail/Pleasant Grove Spring
    • SUW107971
    • GIL107971
    • GIL729971
Part VII.  The Ichetucknee River
    • Ichetucknee (or Head) Spring
    • Blue Hole (or Blue or Jug) Spring
    • Cedar Head Spring
    • Mission/Fig/Roaring/Singing Springs
    • Devil’s Eye (or Boiling) Springs
    • Grassy Hole Spring
    • Mill Pond Springs
    • Coffee Springs
Part VIII.  Ocala National Forest and Environs
    A. Ocala National Forest Springs
    • Alexander Spring
    • Fern Hammock Springs
    • Juniper Springs
    • Salt Springs
    • Silver Glen Springs
    • Sweetwater Spring

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    B. Ocklawaha River Springs
    • Blue Spring, Bright Angel Spring, Catfish Spring, Cedar Landing Spring, Unnamed Spring #1, Unnamed Spring #2, Sim’s Spring, Unnamed Spring #3, Bud Spring, Mullet Cover Spring, Indian Bluff Spring, Unnamed Spring #4, Cannon Springs (6), Unnamed Spring #5, Dudley Spring

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    C.  Silver Springs Group

    D.  Other North-Central Florida Springs

    • Bouleware Spring
    • Camp La-No-Che Spring
    • DeLeon Spring
    • Glen Spring
    • Magnesia Spring
    • Orange Spring
Part IX.  Central Gulf Coast (North of Pinellas)
    A.  Crystal River/King’s Bay Springs Group
    • Artesian Spring
    • Black Spring
    • Catfish Spring
    • Gator (or Gator Hole or Crystal or Magnolia) Springs
    • Grand Canyon Spring
    • Hunter (or Hunter's or American Legion) Spring
    • Idiot’s Delight
    • Independence Spring
    • Jurassic Spring
    • King’s (or Tarpon or Tarpon Hole) Spring
    • Little Hidden Spring
    • Mullet’s Gullet
    • Three Sisters
    • Unnamed Banana Island Spring #1
    • Unnamed Banana Island Spring #2
    • Unnamed Banana Springs #3-5
    • Unnamed Spring Boils

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    B. Homosassa Springs Group
    • Homosassa Spring
      • An Essay on Homosassa Springs
    • Pumphouse Spring
    • Echo (or perhaps Trotter, or McClain or Abdoney?) Spring
    • Bluebird Spring
    • Hidden River Head Spring
    • Hall's River Head Spring

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    C.  Chassahowitzka River Springs Group
      • An Essay on the Chassahowitzka
    • Chassahowitzka (or Devil's Punchbowl) Spring
    • Solution Holes (or Chassahowitzka #1) Springs
    • Unnamed Spring behind Solution Holes
    • Crab Creek (or Crab) Springs
    • Lettuce (or Lettuce Creek) Spring
    • Houseboat Spring
    • Blue Spring
    • The Crack (or Miss Maggie's Crack or Baird) Spring
    • Salt Creek Springs
    • Potter Spring
    • Ruth Springs
    • Beetejay Spring
    • Blue Run Spring


    D.  Rainbow Springs Group

      • An Essay on Rainbow Springs
    • Rainbow Springs (12+ springs including Waterfall and Bubbling)
    • Rainbow Swamp (or Indian) Springs
    • Rock Spring

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    E. Other Central Gulf Coast Springs
    • Big King Spring
    • Blue Spring
    • Harvey Spring
    • Jenkins Spring
    • Little King Spring
    • Mud River Spring
    • Salt Spring
    • Vogt Spring
    • Twin Dees Spring
    • Weeki Wachee Spring
    • Wekiva Springs
Part X.  Other Central Florida Springs
    A.  Orlando Area
    • Blue Spring
    • Clifton Springs
    • Elder Spring
    • Florida "Geyser"
    • Gemini Springs (4)
    • Green Spring
    • Heath Spring
    • Lake Jessup Spring
    • Miami Spring
    • Palm and Starbuck Springs
    • Rock Springs
    • Sanlando Spring
    • Seminole Spring
    • Wekiwa Springs

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    B.  Tampa Bay Area
    • Crystal Springs
    • Espiritu Santo (Beauty, Stomach, Kidney, Liver, Pure Water, & Unnamed) and Safety Harbor Springs
    • Eureka Springs (5)
    • Indian Spring
    • Lithia Springs
    • Philippe Spring
    • Salt Spring
    • Sulphur Spring
    • Tarpon Spring
    • Wall Spring


    C.  Lake Panasoffkee and Gum Slough Springs Groups
    Lake Panasoffkee Spring Group

    • Fenney Spring
    • Shady Brook Spring
    • Belton's Millpond Spring
    • Canal Spring
    • Henry Green Spring
    • Maintenance Spring
    • Unnamed Spring


    Gum Slough Springs Group

    • Gum Slough Main Spring
    • Gum Slough Springs 1-4
    • Alligator Spring
    • Wilson Head Spring


    D.  Other Springs

    • Kissengen Spring
    • Manatee Mineral Spring
    • Warm Mineral Spring
    • Zolfo Springs
Part XI.  Northeast Florida Springs
    Northeast Florida Springs
    • Beecher Springs
    • Forest (Sulfur) Springs
    • Fountain of Youth "Spring"
    • Green Springs
    • Green Cove Spring
    • Heilbronn Springs
    • Kingsley Lake
    • Mud Spring
    • Nashua Spring
    • Satsuma Spring
    • Welaka Spring
    • Whitewater Springs
Part XII.  Other Natural Sites in Florida (not yet on site)
    • Cherokee Sink
    • Emerald Sink
    • Leon Sinks
    • Big Dismal Sink
    • Falling Waters
    • Destin
    • Navarre and Pensacola Beach
    • Boiling Creek
    • Krull Lake
    • Coldwater Creek
    • Blackwater River
    • Perdido River
    • Little Shoals
    • Big Shoals
    • Swift Creek
    • Devils Den
    • Blue Grotto
    • Venetian Pool
Alphabetical Listing of Florida Springs Described in the Guide
Spring Lists:
    Superlative Springs
    Springs Recommended for Swimming
    Springs Recommended for Snorkeling
    Springs Recommended for Young Children
    Springs with Canoeing Opportunities
    Springs With or Near Camping
    Springs with Good Access for People with Disabilities
State of Florida Master List of Springs
Spring-Related Sites on the World Wide Web
About the Authors
References
How to Properly Cite Information from this Web Site
Rupert's Spring Bibliography
       
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