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

Unnamed Spring by Banana Island
Citrus County

Summary of Features

Scale—4rd magnitude (estimated) 
Scenery—poor (spring) to fine (adjacent island) 
How Pristine?—completely covered in exotics and algae 
Swimming—no 
Protection—excellent 
Crowds—none 
Access—good, boat only 
Facilities—none 
Safety—very good 
Scuba—no 
Cost—free 


Sign near spring
Filamentous algae at spring

Directions
Located in a small alcove at the NE corner of Banana Island, just below the narrow pass between Banana and (NAME?) island to the NE. The spring is also almost directly west of Paradise Point.

Spring Description
The spring forms a semicircular alcove on the NE end of Banana Island. The spring area is about 45 feet across, and two small (1-2 feet in diameter) boils were observed at the surface through the thick exotic vegetation and algae. The depth of the vents could not be determined due to the vegetation and algae, but appeared to be around 4 feet outside of the spring area.

Use/Access
There is no use of the site. The nearby narrow channel between Banana Island and (NAME?) Island is a youth hangout. Youth anchor their boats and drink and cavort in the shallow water.

Personal Impressions
Another of several springs in King’s Bay that are polluted and damaged by exotics to the point that they bear almost no resemblance to their historic conditions.

Nearby Springs

Other Crystal River/King’s Bay Springs (Artesian, Catfish, Gator [or Gator Hole], Grand Canyon, Hunter, Idiot’s Delight, Independence, Jurassic, King’s, Little Hidden, Mullet’s Gullet, Three Sisters, Other Unnamed Banana Island Springs, Unnamed Spring Boils)
Homosassa Springs Group
Chassahowitzka Springs Group
Rainbow Springs Group

Other Nearby Natural Features
Rainbow Springs State Park
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
Withlacoochie State Forest

Contact Information
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
1502 SE King’s Bay Drive
Crystal River, FL 34429
352-563-2088