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

Sulfur Spring (or LAF718971)
Lafayette County
  • Summary of Features
    • Scale -2nd magnitude
    • Scenery -very good
    • How Pristine? -unspoiled
    • Swimming -no
    • Protection -unknown, private
    • Crowds -none
    • Access -boat only
    • Facilities -none
    • Safety -good
    • Scuba -unknown
    • Cost -free

    Directions
    From the boatramp in Branford, proceed approximately ½ mileupriver and look for the mouth of the spring run on the left (south 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

    Spring Description
    The spring is along the riverbank, inset from the bank in a circularpool that opens into the Suwannee River. On date of visit (spring 1998),the river was about 6 feet above the normal high-water mark and partiallyinundated the spring. The pool was about 25 feet in diameter and the waterwas greenish. The authors were told that, at times of regular or low riverheight, the spring is blue.

    There was a powerful flow and boil from the spring, the depth of whichcould not be determined visually. The spring had a fairly strong sulfuroussmell, and was obstructed by fallen trees and branches. A large trunk layathwart the spring across the top of the levee, allowing visitors to walkover it at the level of the top of the bank, tightrope-style.

    Use/Access

    According to Hornsby & Ceryak, the spring is on private property(1998, p. 87). It was not posted on date of visit, and the authors beachedon the sandy bank just upstream of the spring and walked over to it alongthe top of the levee.

    Nearby Springs

  • Suwannee Blue, Royal, Bathtub, Convict, Owens, Mearson, Ruth, Shingle,Branford, Cow, Running
  • Other Nearby Natural Features
  • Suwannee River State Park
  • Itchetucknee River State Park