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

COL101971 Spring
Columbia County
Summary of Features
  • Scenery - good
  • How Pristine? - fairly pristine, house and walkway nearby
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown-private
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - none-private
Quick Directions
A few minutesí paddle between Pickard Spring and Jonathan Spring onthe Columbia County (north) side of the river.

Full Directions
The spring is about 1 mile below Poe Springs and 0.4 mile upriver fromRum Island on the north bank.

Directions to ramp at Poe Springs: From High Springs, drive southon US 41/27 about one mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (PoeSprings Road) and proceed about 2.5 miles to entrance to Poe Springs CountyPark.

Directions to ramp at Rum Island: From High Springs, drive NWon US 27/SR20 about four miles. Turn left (west) onto State Road 138 anddrive about two miles to turnoff to the left (south) at sign for Rum Island.Follow dirt road about 1.5 miles to river and ramp.


For maps, latitude/longitude data, driving directions, satelliteimagery, and topographic representations as well as weather conditionsat this spring, go to Greg Johnson's informative "Florida Springs Database"web site at the following address:  http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida

Spring Description
The spring appears to be about 75 feet from the river in a depressionbetween the river and a large, modern house. The spring forms a small creekthat is 2-3 feet wide and a few inches deep. The creek flows under a footbridgeand into the river 8 feet downriver from a large, leaning cypress treethat is posted with a "No Trespassing" sign. The water is clear. The springwas not visited.   In 2002, the small creek/run from the springappeared to have been blocked with cut timber and dirt.

No access. The spring is on private property.

Personal Impressions
Just a piddle really (average discharge is about 2.5 CFS accordingto Hornsby & Ceryak, 1998, p. 34), but the authors are always disappointedat getting so close to a spring without being able to see it.

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