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

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Cedar Spring
Columbia County
Summary of Features
  • Scale - 3rd magnitude (est.)
  • Scenery - fair-good
  • How Pristine? - in housing development, semi-cleared, but fairly pristine
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - private
  • Facilities - none
  • Scuba - no

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Quick Directions
Shortly past GIL928971 on north side of Santa Fe River on lot pasthouse with pontoon boat.

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). Afterabout 20 minutes, or shortly after passing the downstream run of GIL928971,look on north (right) side of the river for a house with a pontoon boat.The spring is about 150 feet inland from the river between two houses andbelow several other houses set further inland.

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 is in a low floodplain area between houses in a riversidedevelopment. It is about 150 feet north of the river and forms a circularpool. This pool was only 9 feet in diameter on date of visit in January2001 and was murky and not flowing. The owner of the adjacent propertytold the authors that the spring did flow under normal conditions and thatthe water was clear under those conditions. The depth of the pool couldnot determined.

The area around the spring was partially cleared, but there were cypresstrees and other hardwoods on the site. The spring run is about 100 yardslong, parallel to the river, and passes under a footbridge behind 1-2 housesbefore joining the Santa Fe River. It appeared that the run would normallybe a few inches to one foot deep.

Use/Access

The spring and run are on private property. The authors were invitedby a landowner to see the spring. He said the development above the springwas named after the spring. The landowner said there was no general useof the spring, as it was too small for swimming and did not attract largeenough fish for fishing.

Local Springiana

Personal Impressions

In a severe drought, there was not much to see of this spring. However,it was interesting to find a spring that does not appear to have been identifiedofficially. In periods of normal water levels, the spring would likelybe very attractive if perhaps mucky.

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