|Summary of Features|
For maps, latitude/longitude data, driving directions, satelliteimagery, and topographic representations as well as weather conditionsat 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
The spring has a powerful flow and two large boils on the surface. As noted above in the directions, the spring is just off the bank and flowsfrom a limestone opening about 12 feet deep on date of visit in January2001. A limestone shelf and ledge is visible, and water is flowingout from beneath it. The water was fairly clear, but the authorsviewed the spring on the evenings of visit (Sept. and Dec. 2000) and thelow light did not allow them to see the bottom or the vent. Landaround the river is dense floodplain forest with hardwoods. The limestonebank is sheer and about four feet above the river/spring. The springflows primarily into the river, but alsoto the south around the adjacentisland.
- The spring is in the river, so access is by boat only. Land on this sideof the river is protected by the Suwannee River Water Management District.
- Swimming, snorkeling, and diving could be done at this spring.
- This nondescript and easy-to-miss spring is, along with the Santa Fe RiverRise, the largest spring on the Santa Fe River, its flow is 370 cfs or240 mgd.
- Ginnie Springs group, Sawdust Spring, COL1012972, COL1012971, Myrtle'sFissure, GIL1012971, GIL1012972, 47 Boatramp Spring (or GIL1012974)
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- O’Leno State Park
- San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
- Devil’s Millhopper State Geologic Site
- River Rise State Preserve
- Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Suwannee River Water Management District
Live Oak, FL 32060