|Summary of Features
In Hernando Beach Park, 3699 E. Orange Drive, Hernando. 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.
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 at the following address: http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida
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.
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 (http://www.hernandobeachpoa.com/HernandoBeachPark.html)
The spring has elevated nitrate levels.
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Other Nearby Natural Features
Anclote Key State Preserve
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
Withlacoochie State Forest
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge