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

Columbia County
Summary of Features
  • Scale - 3rd magnitude
  • Scale - 3rd
  • Scenery - fine
  • How Pristine? - very unspoiled
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - very good, boat only
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - very good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free



Quick Directions

A little more than 2 miles below State Road 47 bridge on north bankof Santa Fe River.

Full Directions
From Fort White, drive south on State Road 47 about five miles to bridgeover the Santa Fe River and put in at boat ramp (going downstream). After2+ miles, look for semicircular spring pool on the bank on the right side,immediately after a swampy area on the right with thick shrubs.

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 forms a small semicircular pool or alcove at the edge ofthe river. On date of visit (January 2001), a time of historic drought,the pool was about 15 feet wide and 2 feet deep. There was a mild but clearlyvisible boil near the center of the pool, and water flowed from small openingsin the bottom. Water in the pool is fairly clear and greenish. The landaround the pool is thick floodplain forest, with a swampy area to the immediateeast upriver of the spring.


Personal Impressions

A cute little spring.

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