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

GIL1012972 Spring
Columbia County
Summary of Features
  • Scenery - fine
  • How Pristine? - completely pristine
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown/private
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - water only
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - very good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free

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Directions
From Ft. White, drive south on State Road 47 about five miles to thebridge over the Santa Fe River. Approximately ½ mile upriver fromthe boat ramp, on the SW side. The spring is just a few feet upstream ofGIL1012973 and directly across the river from COL1012972.

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 forms a tiny alcove on the riverbank. The spring pool isC-shaped, open to the river, and about 12 feet in diameter. Water flowsfrom a limestone opening against the riverbank, and a clear flow is visible.The spring was about 3 feet deep at the vent, the deepest point on datesof visit in 2000 and 2001.

Use/Access

Personal Impressions
A very cute little spring that is easy to miss because it is so small.It lies between GIL1012973 and GIL1012972.

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Other Nearby Natural FeaturesContact Information
Suwannee River Water Management District
9225 CR49
Live Oak, FL 32060
800-226-1066