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

Unnamed Spring
Gilchrist County
Summary of Features
  • Scale - 2nd magnitude (est.)
  • Scenery - good-very good
  • How Pristine? - dock just downstream of and above spring
  • Swimming - fair-good
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - very good, boat only
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - good
  • Scuba - yes
  • Cost - free

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Quick Directions
5-10 minutes’ paddle below Wilson Spring on south side of the SantaFe River under high bank just before a high dock.

Full Directions
From U.S. 27 in Ft. White, take Wilson Springs Road west about 4 milesto the spring and boat ramp on the Santa Fe River. Put in, cross to nearthe south side, and the look for the spring on the left after 5-10 minutesin an area of high banks.

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 lies in the riverbed on the south side of the river andcreates a semicircular alcove. There are high (15 feet) and steep limestone/sandbanks above the river at this spot, and the spring forms a small alcove.There is a pronounced boil. The water was fairly clear, but the depth couldnot be determined except that it was greater than 12 feet. A few feet downstreamof the spring at the top of the bank is an overhanging wooden dock/platform.There is a cleared area across from the spring, where small boys were playingon date of visit (January 2001).

Use/Access

Local SpringianaPersonal Impressions
This spring is not described in any literature the authors have found.It is a powerfully flowing spring—surely second magnitude. Weather conditionswere too cold for diving on the date of visit, but the authors are determinedto return.

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