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 thefollowing address: http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida
The springs lie in a low, swampy area. The main spring pool is ovaland about 45 by 70 feet in diameter. Water issues from a
limestone fissure on the west side of the pool, near a dock/platform thathas been constructed to provide access to the spring.
Water was very clear on dates of visit (summer 2000 and June 2002), and therewas a slick on the surface from the upwelling
water. Water over the vent was a deep blue. The bottom of the springwas covered in exotic aquatic vegetation everywhere
but at the vent, which appeared to be 12-15 feet deep and surrounded by limestone.
The second spring is about 40 feet from the main pool and forms a circular basin about 25 feet across. The water is clear, but
the bottom is covered in plants and algae and the vent is not as clear. There was a mild bould on the surface when visited June
1, 2002, and the bottom appeared to be about 15 feet deep. Fallen logshampered access by canoe; the site can also be
reached by land from the nearby dirt road.
The springs are canopied by hardwood, floodplain forest. The spring run--about 3 feet deep--flows west from the springs
approximately 300 feet to where it joins the run from Blue Springs underthe Blue Springs Campground boardwalk.
- The springs are located in the Blue Springs Ca m pground, which has camping facilities, picnic areas, restrooms, swimming, a camp store, and related facilities.
- The authors have visited the springs from the land and als o directlyfrom the Santa Fe River by squeezing their canoe under the boardwalk andinto the Naked Spring run. While it is legal to enter the springs inthis way (as long as no landfall is made), the campground owners would probably not welcome such entry.
- While most of the visitors at Blue Springs Campground swim in theBlue Springs pool, the Naked Springs pool is also used and can fill quickly because of its relatively small size.
- The floating dock at the larger spring makes for an excellent diveand swim platform.
The springs supposedly derived their name from earlier days when it was apopular site for skinny-dipping.
Despite the exotic vegetation, Naked Springs retain a lot of clear waterfor swimming, and the main spring is an excellent swimming hole. Ofthe many springs on the Santa Fe, Naked was the favorite of JF’s daughter for its natural beauty, relative seclusion, clear blue water, and cold temperature.
- Poe Springs, Darby Spring, Hornsby Spring, Santa Fe Spring, ALA930971, Lily Springs, Pickard Springs, COL101971, Rum Island Springs, Blue Springs, Little Blue Springs, Johnson Spring, Ginnie Springs group, Sawdust Spring, COL1012972, COL1012971, GIL1012973, Myrtle's Fissure, GIL1012971, GIL1012972, 47 Boatramp Spring (or GIL1012974)
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- O’Leno State Park
- San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
- Devil’s Millhopper State Geologic Site
- River Rise State Preserve
- Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Blue Springs Park and Campground
High Springs, Fla.