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

Riversink Spring

Wakulla County

Summary of Features

  • Scale-1st magnitude 
  • Scenery-fair 
  • How Pristine?-access area at spring end; unspoiled 
  • Swimming-fair 
  • Crowds-none 
  • Access-none-private land 
  • Facilities-none 
  • Safety-poor 
  • Scuba-not allowed 
  • Cost-free 

Directions

From Tallahassee, take U.S. 319 south to Wakulla County. Turn left (east) on first dirt road past the Riversink gas station/convenience store. Take next left (north) and then next left (west). Path to spring is on the left at the barbed wire fence and numerous "No Trespassing" signs and about 150 yards from Kini 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 at the following address:  http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida

Spring Description

Riversink is a karst window, or spring/sink combination about 300 feet long and 100 feet wide. The area surrounding the site is thick forest. Only the "spring" end is cleared, and the water was a dark blue with poor visibility on the date of visit (1997). The surface of the "sink" end of the site was covered with flotsam that had flowed and collected there. The spring is very near, and very similar in size and composition to, Kini Spring.

Use/Access

Local Springiana

Personal Impressions

JF trespassed to get to the spring, which is around the corner from Kini. The headspring area had been cleared, and 3-4 inebriated young gentlemen were discharging firearms at bottles they threw into the air. As JF was there with a young daughter, he stayed only long enough to photograph the site. It appeared there was another path to the spring from the southern or eastern side.

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Other Nearby Natural Features