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

GIL729972? (or possibly) GIL 729973
Gilchrist County
Summary of Features
  • Scale - 4th magnitude
  • Scenery - fair
  • How Pristine? - land cleared above spring
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free


    Several miles below boat ramp at Oasis Spring on south side. From Branford,drive east/south on U.S. 27 to junction with Highway 129/49. Turn south.Drive about 5 miles to Highway 138 and turn east. Drive 3.4 miles to NE2nd Way. Follow 2nd Way for 2.6 miles to dirt roadon right and the boat ramp on the Santa Fe River. Paddle downstream 5-6miles (?) miles and look for small mouth of run on the south (left) side.
     Mouth of Run

    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 presumed spring was dry on date of visit in January 2001, a periodof historic drought. A depression was located at the back of a 250-footdry run that might be the spring pool. The dry pool was oval and about50 by 100 feet in diameter. Land above the site is cleared, but below thespring is floodplain forest.


    Personal Impressions
    The authors had difficulty locating several springs in this stretchof the Santa Fe that are described and photographed in the 1998 publication,Springsof the Suwannee River Basin in Florida (Hornsby & Ceryak, pp. 49-53).They wondered if all the springs in this section—all of which are small—weredry. Based on the description in Hornsby & Ceryak, the most likelymatch for this site is GIL729972 (p. 52).  There is just as good achance this this site is not a spring at all.

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