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

Satsuma Spring
Putnam County

Summary of Features
  • Scale -3rd magnitude 
  • Scenery - good-very good 
  • How Pristine? -  spring pristine, houses nearby 
  • Swimming - no 
  • Protection - unknown 
  • Crowds - none 
  • Access - no direct access 
  • Facilities - fine nearby 
  • Safety - good 
  • Scuba - no 
  • Cost - free 

Caption 1
Quick Directions
From intersection of U.S. 17 and Highway 309 in Satsuma (Putnam County), drive south on Highway 309 for 2.9 miles and then turn right (west) onto Nortonís Fishcamp Road. Continue another half mile until road ends directly in front of the Satsuma Spring run. The spring is 100 feet to the left.

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
Satsuma Spring lies in a depression/ravine in a area of deep forest adjoining the St. Johns River. The spring forms a semicircular pool 30 feet in diameter. The water looked clear and greenish from the authorís vantagepoint 65 feet away, and the depth was only a few inches. The water has a pronounced sulfur odor. Water from the spring forms a small run that flows 350 feet into the St. Johns River. Another small spring run joins the Satsuma run just below the pool on the SE side.

Use/Access

There does not appear to be any utilization of the spring. There are houses on the north and east sides of the pool and run, and there is a fish camp at the site.

Nearby Springs

Other Nearby Natural Features
Ocala National Forest
Welaka State Forest
Ravine State Gardens
Washington Oaks State Gardens
Faver-Dykes State Park