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

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Chipola Unnnamed Riverbank Springs (Plus AlamoCave)
Jackson County
 
Summary of Features
Scale:  All have small flow
Scenery:  Fine
How Pristine?:  Very pristine
Swimming:  No
Protection:  Unknown
Crowds:  None
Access:  Very good; boat only
Facilities:  None
Safety:  Very good
Scuba:  No
Cost:  Free
 

Directions
Accessible via small boat.  From the center of Marianna on U.S.90, go north on Jefferson Street (State Road 167—the same turn as for FloridaCavern St ate Park) and p roceed about 1.5 miles to the bridge over the ChipolaRiver.  Put in and go downstream about 3.25-3.5 miles.  Lookfor flowpoints at the base of limestone banks and boulders at the water'sedge at the following coordinates:

For maps, driving directions, satellite imagery, and topographic representationsas well as weather conditions at this spring, go to Greg Johnson's informative"Florida Springs Database" web site at the following address:  http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida

Spring Description
There are several similar small springs on the west bank of the ChipolaRiver in an area stretching from shortly after the Unnamed Alcove Springto Alamo Cave.  The springs are similar in composition—small flowsfrom openings in or between limestone rocks and boulders at the river'sedge and forming the base of the riverbank.  Springflow was seen andconfirmed at Springs A & C, and is suspected but not confirmed fromflowpoints B and D.  The area has a lot of exposed limestone on thewest bank, which rises up to 30 feet above the river.  Flow from thesesprings is clear, and the flow points are inundated when the river is high.Just below these confirmed and possible springs is Alamo Cavern, whichis at the river's edge and has a series of passages including a main passagewaythat can be entered at a distance of more than 200 feet to the west.

Use/Access
There is no apparent use of any of these small springs, which are allin a pristine condition.

Nearby Springs

Other Nearby Natural Features
Florida Caverns State Park
Three Rivers State Park
Falling Water State Park
Torreya State Park
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve