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

SUW107971
Suwannee County
Summary of Features
  • Scale - 2nd magnitude
  • Scenery - fine
  • How Pristine? - some trash near spring, otherwise very pristine
  • Swimming - poor-fair
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - very good, boat only
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - good
  • Scuba - unknown
  • Cost - free

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Directions

From Branford, drive east/south on U.S. 27 about 4 miles to junctionwith U.S. 129. Drive south on U.S. 129 for about 5 miles, and turn right(west), immediately after passing the turn for State Road 138 (which ison the left/east). Drive on graded dirt road and then turn right/west onNW 39 Avenue to the Wanamake boat ramp on the Santa Fe River. (Note: theSanta Fe River is only about ¼ mile from the Suwannee River at thisboat ramp.) Put in and go upriver about 2/3 to ¾ mile and look forspring on the left/west side. The spring is a short distance upriver froma swampy area on the north side characterized by very large cypress treeswith wide trunks that taper dramatically and are reminiscent of Indianteepees.

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 semicircular pool at the edge of the river. Thepool was about 50 feet wide on date of visit, and visibility in the waterunder winter and evening conditions (January 2001) was only about one foot.The pool is canopied by cypress and hardwoods, and the low area aroundthe spring is thick floodplain forest. No flow was visible.

Use/Access

Personal Impressions

The spring is not dramatic in appearance and can be easy to miss, especiallywhen there is no visible flow. Look for the telltale circular pool. Thesite would likely be clearer on a sunny summer day.

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