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

Twin Spring

SGilchrist County

Summary of Features

  • Scale--2nd magnitude
  • Scenery--good
  • How Pristine?--land cleared around spring
  • steps to water
  • erosion
  • developed camping/swimming/recreation area
  • high-traffic tubing exit spot
  • Swimming--fair-good
  • Protection--good
  • Crowds--heavy on warm weekends
  • Access--excellent
  • Facilities--excellent
  • Safety--very good
  • Scuba--no
  • Cost- free from river; $14 for adults and $4 for children age 6-12 to swim

Directions

Part of the Ginnie Springs complex at 5000 NE 60th Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643.

Website

From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), drive about 6.5 miles, and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.

Spring Description

Twin Spring lies at the head of a 200-foot run that flows into the Santa Fe River at the lower end of the Ginnie Springs complex. The pool is rectangular and about 30 feet across. Depths in the pool and run are from 3-10 feet, and water issues from a large limestone fissure. There is hydrilla in the spring run. Water in the spring is clear and blue except in times of high water and when tubers and swimmers stir the bottom. There is erosion on the bank due to heavy human traffic, and a platform has been constructed for tubers to exit from the spring.

Use/Access

Personal Impressions

An attractive and good-sized spring, but little appreciated amidst its glittering neighbors, as it used in a utilitarian manner as a tubing take-out.

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