|Summary of Features
The spring is surrounded on three sides by a brick wall that is two feet high and six feet across. Water flows from a limestone opening and creates a strong boil. Flow from the spring forms a creek that flows several miles through jungle, marsh, and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico. The creek is 3-5 inches deep, and the water is clear and has a pronounced sulfur odor. Green algae grows in the run. The land below the creek is dense floodplain/coastal forest. The area behind the spring has been cleared to create a public park.
- The park at the site (3-4 acres) has a large sandy parking area, several large oak trees to provide shade, and several picnic tables.
- When the authors visited in February 2001, they were assaulted by no-see-ums and could not stand to stay at the site for more than about five minutes.
- The sand in the park is deep and can entrap the unheedful driver.
Worth a look, but drive carefully in the sand and be prepared for biting insects in season (January 1-December 31).
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