|Summary of Features|
From Live Oak, drive north on U.S. 129 for 6-7 miles. Turn right ontoCounty 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 riverabout a mile to the 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
When visited in fall 1999—a time of prolonged dry weather and low waterlevel in the Suwannee River, the spring was dry. When flowing, it is asmall upwelling from exposed limestone in a grotto with a short run tothe Suwannee River. The water has a sulfurous odor.
The land is protected by the Suwannee River Water Management District(SRWMD) and is open to the public.
RB could not figure out why he could not find the spring when it wasmarked clearly on a SRWMD map. It was not until he and JF found anotherdry spring that he realized the depression he had seen earlier was likelyMattair.
White (or White Sulfur) Springs
Iron (or Wesson’s Iron) Spring
Other Nearby Natural Features
Suwannee River Water Management District
Live Oak, FL 32060