Springs Fever: A Field & Recreation Guide to 500 Florida Springs.
3rd Edition by Joe Follman and Richard Buchanan


Columbia County

Summary of Features

  • Scale - 3rd magnitude
  • Scale - 3rd
  • Scenery - fine
  • How Pristine? - very unspoiled
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - very good, boat only
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - very good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free

Quick Directions

A little more than 2 miles below State Road 47 bridge on north bank of Santa Fe River.

Full Directions

From Fort White, drive south on State Road 47 about five miles to bridg eover the Santa Fe River and put in at boat ramp (going downstream). After 2+ miles, look for semicircular spring pool on the bank on the right side, immediately after a swampy area on the right with thick shrubs.

Spring Description

The spring forms a small semicircular pool or alcove at the edge of the river. On date of visit (January 2001), a time of drought, the pool was about 15 feet wide and 2 feet deep. There was a mild but clearly visible boil near the center of the pool, and water flowed from small openings in the bottom. Water in the pool is fairly clear and greenish. The land around the pool is thick floodplain forest, with a swampy area to the immediate east upriver of the spring.


Personal Impressions

A cute little spring.

Nearby Springs

Other Nearby Natural Features