|Summary of Features|
From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west(right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about five milesto entrance to Blue Springs Campground turnoff (look for sign). Followanother two miles to Blue Springs. From parking area, walk east along dirtpath/road to Johnson Spring, a short distance beyond Naked Spring.
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
The spring pool is a low, swampy area of floodplain forest. Viewedfrom the edge of the spring, a blue area could be seen indicating the vent.The spring pool was somewhat indeterminate and difficult to distinguishfrom the surrounding swamp. It appeared to be egg-shaped and approximately20 feet wide and about 60 feet long. The spring creates a run that, accordingto Rosenau et al. (1977, p. 120) flows directly into the Santa Fe Riverabove the run from Blue Springs. The authors have not seen this run fromthe river and have only viewed the spring from the land.
- When last visited (1997), the spring had no apparent use.
- The spring is located in the Blue Springs Campground, which has campingfacilities, picnic areas, restrooms, swimming, a camp store, and relatedfacilities.
The spring photo is somewhat blurry because JF was given only fiveminutes by the campground owner to view and photograph Little Blue, Johnson,and Naked Springs without having to pay. Johnson was the last spring hesaw, and he was out of breath from running and could not hold the camerasteady.
- Poe Springs, Darby Spring, Hornsby Spring, Santa Fe Spring, ALA930971,Lily Springs, Pickard Springs, COL101971, Rum Island Springs, Blue Springs,Little Blue Springs, Naked Spring, Ginnie Springs group, Sawdust Spring,COL1012972, COL1012971, GIL1012973, Myrtle's Fissure, GIL1012971, GIL1012972,47 Boatramp Spring (or GIL1012974)
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- OíLeno State Park
- San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
- Devilís Millhopper State Geologic Site
- River Rise State Preserve
- Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Blue Springs Park and Campground
High Springs, Fla.