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

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COL428981 Spring
Columbia County
Summary of Features
  • Scale - 3rd magnitude to dry
  • Scenery - very good
  • How Pristine? - very pristine
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - private
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - private
  • Scuba - no

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Directions
From downtown High Springs, drive about two miles north on U.S. 41/441to bridge over the Santa Fe. The boat ramp to the river is on the NW sideof the bridge. Put in and go upriver about 1/2 mile. Look for a small (3-5feet) opening in the bank on the left that is the mouth of the spring.

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

Spring Description
The spring lies just behind the 4-6 foot bank of the Santa Fe River.On date of visit (April 2000), a time of drought, the spring containedwater but was not flowing. The circular pool was 45 feet across and coveredin duckweed. Hornsby & Ceryak (1998) describe the spring pool as "100feet wide with a maximum depth of 15 feet and the run is approximately15 feet long" (p. 35). They measured a flow of 1.54 MGD on April 28, 1998(p. 35). In times of high water on the river, the spring would be floodedand would perhaps reverse.

Use/Access

No apparent use. The spring is on private property.

Personal Impressions

Except in times of high water (when dark water would prevent a goodlook at the spring anyway), the spring cannot be canoed or otherwise enteredby boat.

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