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

Coffee Spring Spring (on the Ichetucknee)

Suwannee County

Summary of Features

  • Scale -2nd magnitude
  • Scenery -fine
  • How Pristine? -fenced off, otherwise very natural
  • Swimming -no
  • Protection -exceptional
  • Crowds -none in actual spring, heavy in adjacent river on warm days
  • Access -visual only, from canoe or tube
  • Facilities -none at spring; excellent in park nearby
  • Safety -very good
  • Scuba -no
  • Cost -Varies by use--see Use/Access below


Directions (address: 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27 Fort White, FL 32038 (386) 497-4690)

From Branford, drive SE on U.S. 27 for about 10 miles. Turn left at sign into south entrance of Ichetucknee Springs State Park shortly after crossing the river. The spring is a short distance below Dampiers Landing behind the main park building. Alternatively, the spring is about one mile downriver of Mill Pond Spring if you put in at the north entrance, or 0.8 mile below the midpoint tube launch.

Spring Description

The spring is blocked by a sturdy wire fence. The spring area is on the riverbank and forms a C-shaped pool with exposed limestone and two primary flows. The upstream spring is larger and is a small grotto about 35 feet from the river. Water cascades from limestone openings and into the spring pool. The second flow is 25 feet downriver from the larger spring and about 30 feet from the river. It is a limestone opening with water cascading out. The two springs form a shallow pool that empties directly into the river. The pool was covered with aquatic vegetation.

Use/Access

Springiana

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