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

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Chipola Unnamed Spring Cascade
Jackson County
 
Summary of Features
  • Scale—1-2 gallons per second, estimated 
  • Scenery—Fair 
  • How Pristine?—Between two dwellings 
  • Swimming—No 
  • Protection—Unknown 
  • Crowds—None 
  • Access—Only where spring run enters river--by boat only 
  • Facilities—None 
  • Safety—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 State Park) and proceed about 1.5 miles to the bridge over the ChipolaRiver. Put in and go downstream about 6.5 miles.  The spring is onthe west bank between two homes--one of which had Confederate battle flaghanging over the river.  Look and listen for a small cascade as thespring run empties into the river.  This spring is only about 100feet upstream of another spring that cascades into the river from the eastside of the river.  GPS coordinates of mouth of spring run on thewast bank of the Chipola River:  N30.44.708; W85.12.903.

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

Spring Description
The spring is on private property and was not visited.  Its runwas viewed from the river.  It appeared to be at least 100 feet fromthe river up a bank that was more than 20 feet high.  Water tumblesdown this bank between two houses and into the river.  The flow createsa small creek and was perhaps 2 gallons per second.

Use/Access
There is no apparent use of the spring.

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