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

Unnamed Possible Spring

Wakulla County

Summary of Features

  • Scale-2nd magnitude (estimated) 
  • Scenery-fine 
  • How Pristine?-unknown 
  • Swimming-no 
  • Protection-unknown 
  • Wildlife-very good 
  • Crowds-none 
  • Access-fair to arduous 
  • Facilities-none 
  • Safety-unknown 
  • Scuba-no 
  • Cost-free 

Directions

Quick Directions

Crosses under Tiger Hammock Drive ¾ of the way between State Road 365 and Bay Drive, on the west side of the Wakulla River, 40 minutes' drive south of Tallahassee.

Full Directions

From downtown Tallahassee, drive south on South Adams until it becomes Crawfordville Highway (US 319 South). Continue past Capital Circle until the road forks to the left and forms Wakulla Springs Road (State Road 61). Take the left fork. Continue on through portions of the Apalachicola National Forest, crossing over State Road 267, to the junction with County Road 365. Fork left. Drive about 2/3 mile, then turn right onto Tiger Hammock, a paved road before the bridge over the Wakulla River. Travel about 1.5 miles on paved road and continue on dirt road another approx. 2 miles to the one-lane bridge over the run.

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 at the following address: 

http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida

Spring Description

The authors have not located the spring, which appears to be on private property. At the bridge, the water is clear, about eight feet wide, 1-2 feet deep, and flows east to the Wakulla River. The run appears to enter the Wakulla River just below where power lines cross the river. More specifically, it appears to enter from the west just below the River Plantation boatramp by the northern end of an island just below the River Plantation boatramp.

The clarity of the water, the proximity to Wakulla Springs, and the karst topography of the surrounding area suggests the run is formed by a spring. It is not known how far the head of the run is from the one-lane bridge. The distance from the bridge to the Wakulla River is estimated to be between 1/3 and ½ mile.

Use/Access

A sign near the bridges notes the land near the run is private and may not be trespassed by hunters.

Shallow water and obstructions prevent any water access. The land directly adjacent to the run and run is thick, hardwood, floodplain forest. Further from the run, the land is planted in mature pine tree farms.

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