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

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



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.


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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