Summary of Features
- Scale--3rd magnitude
- How Pristine?--very pristine
- Access--good--requires walking a mile
From Live Oak, drive north on U.S. 129 for 6-7 miles. Turn right onto County Road 136A. Turn on 85th Road, then right onto 75th Road to the entrance. Drive until the road ends and then follow the path upriver along the river about a mile to the spring.
Web link and map: www.srwmd.state.fl.us/index.aspx?nid=166
When visited in fall 1999—a time of prolonged dry weather and low water level in the Suwannee River, the spring was dry. When flowing, it is a small upwelling from exposed limestone in a grotto with a short run to the Suwannee River. The water has a sulfurous odor..
The land is protected by the Suwannee River Water Management District(SRWMD), is open to the public, and offers camping, swimming, and boating.
RB could not figure out why he could not find the spring when it was marked clearly on a SRWMD map. It was not until he and JF found another dry spring that he realized the depression he had seen earlier was likely Mattair.
- White (or White Sulfur) Springs
- Iron (or Wesson's Iron) Spring
- Bell Spring
- Suwannee Springs
- Louisa Spring
Other Nearby Natural Features
- Big Shoals
- Little Shoals
Suwannee River Water Management District
Live Oak, FL 32060