|Summary of Features|
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive southon U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (PoeSprings Road) and drive about 6.5 miles and then turn right onto gradedroad at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.
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
Twin Spring lies at the head of a 200-foot run that flows into theSanta Fe River at the lower end of the Ginnie Springs complex. The poolis rectangular and about 30 feet across. Depths in the pool and run arefrom 3-10 feet, and water issues from a large limestone fissure. Thereis hydrilla in the spring run. Water in the spring is clear and blue exceptin times of high water and when tubers and swimmers stir the bottom. Thereis erosion on the bank due to heavy human traffic, and a platform has beenconstructed for tubers to exit from the spring.
The spring serves as the take-out point for tubers at the Ginnie Springscomplex, and is used heavily on warm weekends for this purpose and by swimmerswho leap into the pool from the banks, rope swings, and, in the past, stackedpicnic tables.
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 complex is the most popularfreshwater diving location in the world.
A wooden step platform leads from the bank into the spring pool.
An attractive and good-sized spring, but little appreciated amidstits glittering neighbors, as it used in a utilitarian manner as a tubingtake-out.
Poe Springs, Darby Spring, Hornsby Spring, ALA930971, Lily Springs,Pickard Springs, COL101971, Rum Island Springs, Gilchrist Blue Spring,Naked Spring, Johnson Spring, Ginnie Springs group, Sawdust Spring, COL1012972,COL1012971, Siphon Creek Rise Spring, Myrtle's Fissure, GIL1012971, GIL1012972,47 Boatramp Spring (or GIL1012974)
Other Nearby Natural Features
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
O’Leno State Park
San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
Devil’s Millhopper State Geologic Site
River Rise State Preserve
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Ginnie Springs Outdoors, LLC
7300 NE Ginnie Springs Road
High Springs, FL 32643