|Summary of Features|
This submarine spring forms an oval pool approximately 80 by 125 feet in a tidal salt marsh adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. The bottom slopes downward from the shore to a depth greater than four feet, which was the limit of visibility at date and time of visit at low tide (evening, February 2001). No flow was visible. A wooden walkway and steps lead into the spring from the adjacent parking area,and there are a couple of cedar trees between the spring and the road.
- A sign at the spring notes that its use is for residents of the Cedar Island subdivision, and the spring appears to be used for swimming.
- No-see-ums were abundant when the authors visited the spring.
The sign at the site calls the spring Sandpiper Spring.
The spring is in an attractive setting and is very accessibledue to the wooden steps into the water. The authors would like to return on a sunny summer day and snorkel the site, but would need to get permission to do so.
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