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

Wilson Spring
Columbia County

Summary of Features
  • Scale - 2nd magnitude
  • Scenery - poor-fair
  • How Pristine? - in developed area, choked with exotics
  • Swimming - fair
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - can be heavy on warm weekends
  • Access - very good, boat or car; must canoe into spring
  • Facilities - fair
  • Safety - good
  • Scuba - yes
  • Cost - free
  • Directions

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Quick Directions
From U.S. 27 in Ft. White, take Wilson Springs Road west about 4 milesto the spring and boat ramp on the Santa Fe River. The spring is also about3 miles downriver from the boat ramp where State Road 47 crosses the SantaFe River.

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 in a residential area and is at the head of a run ofabout 100 yards. The spring forms a circular pool about 75 feet in diameterand 10-12 feet deep. Water in the pool is clear but fairly dark. Thereis a strong boil in the NW corner of the pool. The pool and run are filledwith exotic vegetation as well as duckweed. Algae is present in the pooland run. The run is about 40 feet wide and 1-3 feet deep and has a strongcurrent. There are low banks and some trees along the run and around thespring pool.

Use/Access

Personal Impressions
The spring is marred and altered by the very heavy exotic vegetationin it and its run. The land and development around the spring are unattractive.

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