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

HAM612982 Main Spring

Madison County

Hamilton County

  • Scale-3rd magnitude 
  • Scenery-Fine 
  • How Pristine?-completely pristine 
  • Swimming-No 
  • Protection-unknown 
  • Crowds-none 
  • Access-Good-canoe only 
  • Facilities-none 
  • Safety-good 
  • Scuba-no 
  • Cost-$3 per person to put in at nearby Madison Blue, free if put in further upriver 


From I-10, go north (left) on exit 38 (County Road 255). Cross U.S. 90 at Lee and continue to State Road 6 (about 4 miles). Turn right and proceed about 4 miles to Madison Blue Spring on the right just before crossing the Withlacoochie River. Put in at Madison Blue and canoe 5-10 minutes downriver. Spring is on the left.

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

This small spring is set in a grotto about 40 feet from the river. Water flows from a small cavity at the bottom of a narrow glen and is 2-3 feet deep at the vent. Banks rise up around the spring and run, which empties into the river. The creek is 3-6 feet wide. In times of high water, the spring would be inundated and probably not visible. Water in the spring was clear and was blue over the vent.


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