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

Williford Run Spring

Washington County

Summary of Features

  • Scale - 3rd magnitude (est.)
  • Scenery - excellent
  • How Pristine? - completely pristine
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - excellent
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - fair, by canoe and wading
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free


Off State Road 20 about seven miles west of where it intersects withU.S. 231 north of Panama City.  Put canoe in where SR20 crosses EconfinaCreek and paddle about ¾ mile upstream past Pitt Spring and Sylvian(or Sullivan) Spring run on the left.  The spring is near the mouthof the more southerly Williford Spring run on the south/left side.

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

The spring is a small but strong flow from the base of a dramatic (forFlorida) limestone bluff.  The bluff is approximately 30 feet high,and waters issues from a limestone cavity/grotto.  The water is clearand only a few inches deep.  The spring forms a curving 200-foot run15 feet wide, about 3 inches deep, and with a sandy bottom and many obstructions.


Personal Impressions

This is a lovely spring and a surprising find in that is it not recordedin any literature or list the authors have seen despite it proximity toso many other well-known springs.

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