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

Hall's River Spring
Citrus County

Summary of Features

  • Scale—unknown
  • Scenery—fine
  • How Pristine?—pristine, but near major highway and development
  • Swimming—no
  • Protection—unknown
  • Crowds—small
  • Access—fair, boat only
  • Facilities—very good nearby
  • Safety—good
  • Scuba—no
  • Cost—small launch fee

Boat launch area for Hall's River

Directions (Address: 2300 South Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34448, 352-621-4972
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. 28.49.36.509, Long. 82.34.49.176.

Spring Description
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).

Use/Access
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.

Nearby Springs

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