|Summary of Features|
For maps, latitude/longitude data, driving directions, satellite imagery,and topographic representations as well as weather conditions at this spring,go to Greg Johnson's informative "Florida Springs Database" web site atthe following address: http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida
The spring is a narrow fissure, akin to several other such springsalong the Santa Fe River (e.g., Myrtleís Fissure, Little Devil, Allen).The spring is perhaps 60 feet long and 6 feet across at the top of thelimestone opening, which is against the limestone bank. Water in the springwas clear and dark blue at dusk on date of visit (summer 2000), and a boilwas visible. Hornsby & Ceryak describe the fissure as 70 feet longand 47 feet deep (1998, p. 31). The spring pool is triangular, with thefissure perpendicular to the river and forming a 200-foot run that is parallelto the river and flowing in the same direction. The run is 10-20 feet wideand several feet deep. The land around the spring is thick, mature, floodplainforest.
- Land around the spring is privately owned; access is only by canoe andno landfall can be made.
- Swimming, diving, and snorkeling are possible at the spring.
The spring is very attractive and in an undisturbed setting. The runcan be missed easily by boats traveling downriver but is easier to spotwhen going upriver.
- Ginnie Springs group, Sawdust Spring, COL1012971, GIL1012973, Myrtle'sFissure, GIL1012971, GIL1012972, 47 Boatramp Spring (or GIL1012974)
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- OíLeno State Park
- San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
- Devilís Millhopper State Geologic Site
- River Rise State Preserve
- Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park