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

Unnamed Spring below Poe
Alachua County

Summary of Features

 


View upriver from spring to mouth of Poe Spring Run 

Directions
From High Springs, drive south on US 41/27 about one mile. Turn west(right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and proceed about 2.5 milesto entrance to Poe Springs County Park. Follow signs to the boatramp, andthe spring is upriver a short distance (less than a 1/4 mile), about 250feet downstream of the mouth of the Poe Spring run along the south bankof the Santa Fe River.

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

Scale—4th magnitude, est.
Scenery—very good
How Pristine?—appears pristine
Swimming—no
Protection—excellent
Crowds—none
Access—very good, by water only
Facilities—Excellent at adjacent park
Safety—Fine
Scuba—no
Cost—$4 per person to enter park

Spring Description
This spring may be one of the several seeps and small springs citedby Rosenau et al., 1977 in the vicinity of Poe (p. 63). It is located 250feet downstream of where the Poe Spring run enters the Santa Fe River.The spring is adjacent to the bank and consists of three small flows fromopenings in small (1-2 feet in diameter) limestone boulders at a depthof about 18 inches. Each vent creates a small slick, and the three ventsare in an area perhaps 6 feet in diameter. The water is clear, but thebottom and limestone are covered in dark algae and other plant growth,and the openings were not visible. The springs were about 10 feet fromthe bank, which rises a few feet in an area of hardwood forest.

Use/Access

There is no apparent use of the small spring, which is most easily accessedfrom the boatramp at Poe Springs County Park. The park has pay areas, aconcession stand, ample parking, ball fields, meeting facilities, a dock,and the aforementioned boat ramp.

Nearby Springs

Columbia Spring, COL428981, Allen Spring, Darby Spring, Hornsby Spring,ALA930971, COL930971, Lily Springs, Pickard Spring, COL101971, Poe Springs,Jonathan Spring, Rum Island Springs, Gilchrist Blue Springs, Little BlueSprings, Naked Spring, Johnson Spring

Other Nearby Natural Features

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