Hall's River Spring
Summary of Features
- How Pristine?—pristine, but near major highway and development
- Access—fair, boat only
- Facilities—very good nearby
- Cost—small launch fee
Boat launch area for Hall's River
Address: 2300 South Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa, FL 34448
From intersection of SR 490A and U.S. 19 in Homosassa, go north on U.S. 19 for approximately 2 miles. Look for sign for Riversport Kayaks at 2300 S. Suncoast Boulevard. Put in at boat launch and take canal to main channel of Hall's River; proceed upriver to headwaters, a total distance of perhaps a mile to spring at Lat. 126.96.36.1999, Long. 188.8.131.52.
The authors have not yet visited this spring, so rely on the description provided by Champion & Starks:
Hall's River Head Spring is located at the upstream end of Hall's River, a 2.5 mile long tributary of the Homosassa River. Many springs in Hall's River are hard to locate due to the width, shallowness, and vegetation in the river. The spring pool is approximately 200 feet across and contains a few sand boils, but no obvious vent or boil at the water surface. The spring is tidally influenced (May 2001, p. 63).
Due to the difficulty of reaching the headwaters, the site is little-visited. However, it is not a great distance from the boat launch, which also rents canoes and kayaks for either half a day or all day (www.flakayak.com). The rental site also had a good map of the area that could be used for reference.
- Homosassa Spring
- Other Homosassa Headwaters Springs
- Echo Spring
- Crystal River/King’s Bay Springs Group
- Chassahowitzka Springs Group
- Rainbow Springs Group
Other Nearby Natural Features
- Rainbow Springs State Park
- Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
- Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
- Withlacoochie State Forest