|Summary of Features|
At the downstream end and across the river from the Ginnie Springscomplex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turnwest (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about 6.5miles and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs.Follow another mile to the entrance. The spring is across the river fromand between Twin Spring and Deer Spring.
For maps, latitude/longitude data, driving directions, satelliteimagery, and topographic representations as well as weather conditionsat 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
The spring is in a low area about 100 feet from the Santa Fe River.The spring and its run are 40-50 feet wide, a few feet deep, and the runis partially blocked by logs and aquatic vegetation. The spring pool iscircular, and a strong boil is present above an opening in the limestone.Water in the spring is clear and blue. Water in the spring is clearand can be blue or green depending on lighting and other conditions. The inteconnected cavern systems associated with other springs at GinnieSprings have been mapped for 33,000 feet. Over 30,000 divers visitthe Ginnie Springs complex each year. Water in the spring is around72 degrees. Studies show that the springs are fed by two watershedsthat encompass 300 square miles (Rauch, 2003).
- Land around the spring is private property and is posted. There is no apparentuse except for the occasional canoeist.
- One might swim in the spring over the vent, but the rest of the area iscovered with vegetation and not appealing to the swimmer.
- Nearby Ginnie Springs is a full-facility recreation/dive site, with campingareas, a store, compressors for air tanks, scuba lessons, tubing, picnicareas, bathrooms, and other concessions.
The authors have always visited Sawdust after having their fill ofthe more accessible spring at Ginnie and further upriver, and so were neverparticularly interested in snorkeling or swimming in Sawdust. Under otherconditions, however, it would be a very appealing little spring to explore.Although a 3rd-magnitude spring, Sawdust has a strong flow andis nearly a second-magnitude site.
- Poe Springs, Darby Spring, Hornsby Spring, ALA112791, ALA930971, Lily Springs,Pickard Springs, COL101971, Rum Island Springs, Blue Spring, Naked Spring,Johnson Spring, Ginnie Springs group, COL1012972, COL1012971, GIL1012973,Myrtle's Fissure, GIL1012971, GIL1 01 2972, 47 Boatramp Spring (or GIL1012974)
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- OíLeno State Park
- San Felasc o Hammo ck State Preserve
- Devilís Millhopper State Geologic Site
- River Rise State Preserve
- Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
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