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

Unnamed Spring near Sylvian

Washington County

Summary of Features

  • Scale-3rd magnitude (estimated)
  • Scenery-very good
  • How Pristine?-very pristine
  • Swimming-no
  • Protection-excellent
  • Crowds-none
  • Access-very good
  • Facilities-none, very good nearby
  • Safety-fair-good
  • Scuba-no
  • Cost-free

Directions

Just off State Road 20 about seven miles west of where 20 intersects with U.S. 231 north of Panama City. Turn into Pitt Spring Recreation Area immediately past the bridge and park in lot 75 feet from Pitt Spring. The spring may be reached on foot a short distance north of the parking lot between Pitt and Sylvian Springs.

From Panama City, drive north on U.S. 231, then turn left onto County Road 2301 which goes through Bayou George, becomes Blue Spring Road, and intersects State Road 20 ¼ 1 mile east of the bridge over Econfina Creek. Follow above directions from there.

Spring Description

This small spring creates a long, dark pool about 8 feet wide, 35 feet long, and 2 feet deep (above the vent) and flows about 250 feet into the SW end of the Sylvian Springs pool and thence to Econfina Creek. On the date of visit (April 2000) the water in the pool was somewhat dark and no boil was visible. However, water was clearly flowing from the pool to the north. The trail goes right past the spring, which lies in an area of heavy forest.

Use/Access

No utilization, and the spring is not particularly scenic.

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