|Summary of Features|
On the north side of the Santa Fe River 150 feet below where it isjoined by the Ichetucknee River.
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. Drive3.4 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 fourmiles to where Ichetucknee River joins the Santa Fe. The spring is 150past the confluence on the right (north) side.
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
The spring forms a small pool on the riverbank in an area of floodplainforest. On date of visit (January 2001), a time of historic drought, thespring was not flowing but did contain water. The water was dark and thepool 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.
- No apparent use except by flora and fauna—the spring is tiny and formsa small shallow pool.
- There is a large house visible above the spring, which has a view of boththe Santa Fe and Ichetucknee rivers.
The spring was very nondescript on the date of visit, and the authorswould likely have overlooked it had they not known its exact location.
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- O’Leno State Park
- River Rise State Preserve