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

SUW917971

Suwannee County

Summary of Features

  • Scale - 3rd magnitude
  • Scenery - fine-excellent
  • How Pristine? - house above spring, otherwise very natural
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - very good, boat only
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - very good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free

Quick Directions

On the north side of the Santa Fe River 150 feet below where it is joined by the Ichetucknee River.

Full Directions

From Branford, drive east/south on U.S. 27 to junction with Highway129/49. Turn south. Drive about 5 miles to Highway 138 and turn east. Drive 3.4 miles to NE 2nd Way. Follow 2nd Way for 2.6 milesto dirt road on right and the boat ramp on the Santa Fe River. Paddle four miles to where Ichetucknee River joins the Santa Fe. The spring is 150 past the confluence on the right (north) side.

Spring Description

The spring forms a small pool on the riverbank in an area of floodplain forest. On date of visit (January 2001), a time of drought, the spring was not flowing but did contain water. The water was dark and the pool was about 10 feet in diameter and mostly covered in water lettuce. The spring's dry run was just a few feet to the river.

Use/Access

Personal Impressions

The spring was very nondescript on the date of visit, and the authors would likely have overlooked it had they not known its exact location.

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Other Nearby Natural Features