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

Twin Spring
x 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—$8 to swim 


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Directions
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

Spring Description
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.

Use/Access

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.

Personal Impressions
An attractive and good-sized spring, but little appreciated amidstits glittering neighbors, as it used in a utilitarian manner as a tubingtake-out.

Nearby Springs

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

Contact Information
Ginnie Springs Outdoors, LLC
7300 NE Ginnie Springs Road
High Springs, FL 32643
386-454-7188