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 intersectswith U.S. 231 north of Panama City. Turn into Pitt Spring Recreation Areaimmediately past the bridge and park in lot 75 feet from Pitt Spring. Thespring may be reached on foot a short distance north of the parking lotbetween Pitt and Sylvian Springs.

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

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

This small spring creates a long, dark pool about 8 feet wide, 35 feetlong, and 2 feet deep (above the vent) and flows about 250 feet into thesouthwest 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 darkand no boil was visible. However, water was clearly flowing from the poolto the north. The trail goes right past the spring, which lies in an areaof heavy forest.

Use/Access

No utilization, and the spring is not particularly scenic.

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