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

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Cork Spring
Lafayette County
  • Summary of Features
    • Scale -3rd Magnitude (est.)
    • Scenery -very good
    • How Pristine? -very unspoiled
    • Swimming -no
    • Protection -unknown
    • Crowds -none
    • Access -river only
    • Facilities -none
    • Safety -fair
    • Scuba -no
    • Cost -free
    Quick Directions
    On the west bank of the Suwannee River about 1.5 miles east of thehamlet of Day.

    Full Directions
    Put in boat or canoe at either Charles Spring or Allen Mill Pond Springboat ramps. Go upriver 2-2.5 miles and look for spring in a cut of theberm on the left (west bank).

    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 small and may be hard to spot when the river is highor even at normal levels. On the date of visit (early 2000), the riverwas more than six feet below normal and the spring flow poured into theriver over a limestone shelf. The spring flows from a boulder-strewn limestonebank/grotto. The spring creates a cut in the natural river levee, whichmakes it stand out on this stretch of river. Flow was evident, but no ventwas clearly visible amidst the limestone boulders and fallen limbs, andthe spring had no real pool. The run is about 75 feet and was litteredwith garbage on the date of visit. The flow was estimated to be about 10gallons per second.

    Use/Access

    A house was visible on the land above the spring, but the site was notposted. The trash on the site suggests it is used for recreation and/oras a hangout.

    Personal Impressions

    The spring would likely appear very different in times of higher water.It was not attractive on the date of visit. The authors were actually searching(unsuccessfully) for another spring when they spotted Cork.

    Nearby Springs

  • Allen Mill Pond
  • Charles Spring
  • Thomas Spring
  • Lafayette Blue Spring