|Summary of Features|
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The spring is adjacent to the river and forms a semicircular pool thatis 75 feet across and framed/canopied on three sides by 8 or so large cypresstrees. On date of visit, which was also late in the day and with low sunlight(January 2001), the water in the spring was dark and the depth could notbe determined. According to Hornsby & Ceryak (1998, p. 45), the springhas a maximum depth of 23 feet. No boil was visible.
- The land behind the spring is used as a campground, and there is a boatlaunch nearby.
- Canoers and boaters cannot make unauthorized landfall; the site is posted.One can put in at the boat ramp, swim at the spring, or camp for a fee.
- There was a trail to the spring, but the authors could not tell if thespring was used for swimming/snorkeling/diving or just for sightseeing.
The evenly spaced cypress trees along the edge of the spring createan attractive sight. The authors plan to return to the spring in the summerand visit under conditions that are more conducive to swimming and snorkeling.
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