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

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Jenkins Park Spring
Hernando County

Summary of Features

Scale--unknown 
Scenery--fine 
How Pristine?--in county park 
Swimming--very good in park 
Protection--fine 
Crowds--can be heavy on weekends 
Access--excellent 
Facilities--excellent 
Safety--fine 
Scuba--no 
Cost--free 

Directions (address: 6401 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34607)
From U.S. 41 (0.2 miles north of C.R. 486) in Hernando, turn east onto Orange Drive. Travel 0.1 mile and Hernando Beach is on the left. The location of the spring within the park is not known by the authors.

Spring Description
The authors have not visited this spring, so rely on the description provided by Champion & Starks:

The spring pool is elliptical in shape; approximately 200 feet in length and 60 feet wide. There are two spring runs--one run flows to the south and the other flows to the northwest. The spring is tidally influenced which can affect the appearance of boils in the spring pool (May 2001, p. 98).

In November 2002, JF visited the county park, but was (to his frustration) unable to locate the springs.

Use/Access

According to its web site, the 135-acre park offers a playground picnic facilities, pavilions, grills, tables, a swimming area, community building, showers, and restrooms (www.exploreweekiwachee.com/jenkins-creek-park)
The spring has elevated nitrate levels.

Nearby Springs

Weeki Wachee Spring
Twin Dees Spring
Mud River Spring
Salt Spring

Other Nearby Natural Features
Anclote Key State Preserve
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
Withlacoochie State Forest
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge