Springs Fever: A Field & Recreation Guide to 500 Florida Springs.
2nd Edition by Joe Follman and Richard Buchanan

Piney Woods Spring

Washington County

Summary of Features

  • Scale - 4th magnitude (estimated) 
  • Scenery - fair
  • How Pristine? - flow blocked, undergoing restoration 
  • Swimming - no 
  • Protection - good 
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - none, private property


Near Holmes Creek north of Vernon.  From the main intersectionin Vernon, drive north on State Road 79 for about three miles.  Atold entrance to Cypress Springs, turn right onto dirt road.  Springis on private property to the left of the road.

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

Spring Description

The spring forms a 60-foot diameter pool in an area of lush secondaryvegetation.  The pool is about 10 feet deep, and the water was fairlyclear on date of visit in May 2002.  Springflow was a trickle dueto the stopping up of the spring with manmade debris such as building materialsand sealant.  The spring's tradition run is about a half-mile in length,and it joined the spring pool of Cypress Spring.  However, a bermbuilt around Cypress spring diverts the spring flow to the far side ofCypress Spring and through a pipe into the Cypress run below the spring.


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