Summary of Features
From U.S. 90 in Marianna, go north on State Highway 73 for approximately6.1 miles. Turn right onto dirt/clay road. Continue approximately300 feet until road makes 90-degree turn to left. Look for dirt/grassroad on right across fence at edge of pine tree farm. Walk on dirtroad about 0.3 mile to springheads A-C on right adjacent to the road. Flow area A is at coordinates 30.50.358N/85.20.080W, and flow area E isin the woods/swampy area at 30.50.361N/85.20.050W.
For maps, latitude/longitude data, driving directions, satellite imagery,and topographic representations as well as weather conditions atthis spring, go to Greg Johnson's informative "Florida Springs Database"web site at the following address:
The main spring flows are at the base of a 10-12 foot bank below thedirt road. Water issues from several points in five primary areascorresponding to the rough map. The three main flows (A-C) are within150 feet of each other. Each is a series of seeps or small flowsof clear and odorless water.The three primary flows join within150 feet and form a creek that is approximately 3-6 inches deep and 4-6feet wide. The bottom of the creek is sandy, and the spring run flowsthrough an area of dense floodplain forest. A small amount of algaewas growing in spots, and minnows, frogs, and snails were seen in the run. There are ferns along the banks, and deer tracks and other animal signswere visible.
The run is joined by the combined output of at leasttwo additional flows (D and E) from the NE. These two flow pointsare smaller and in an area that is at the edge of forest and swamp to theeast of flowpoints A-C. The total combined flow is estimated to bethird magnitude. The run forms the north fork of Baker Creek, whichsubsequently flows into the Chipola River. There may be additionalflows that the authors did not locate. A ditch empties into springheadB, and there was some trash around the springs--bottles, cans, bits offencing and metal.
No public access. The dirt/grass road is fenced off.
- Tanner Springs
- Daniel Spring
Other Nearby Natural Features
- Florida Caverns State Park
- Torreya State Park
- Falling Waters State Recreation Area
- Apalachicola National Forest
- Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve