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

Chipola Unnamed Spring Cascade

Jackson County

Summary of Features

  • Scale--1-2 gallons per second, estimated 
  • Scenery--Fair 
  • How Pristine?--Between two dwellings 
  • Swimming--No 
  • Protection--Unknown 
  • Crowds--None 
  • Access--Only where spring run enters river--by boat only 
  • Facilities--None 
  • Safety--Good 
  • Scuba--No 
  • Cost--Free


Accessible via small boat.  From the center of Marianna on U.S.90, go north on Jefferson Street (State Road 167--the same turn as for FloridaCavern State Park) and proceed about 1.5 miles to the bridge over the Chipola River. Put in and go downstream about 6.5 miles.  The spring is on the west bank between two homes--one of which had Confederate battle flag hanging over the river.  Look and listen for a small cascade as the spring run empties into the river.  This spring is only about 100 feet upstream of another spring that cascades into the river from the east side of the river.  GPS coordinates of mouth of spring run on the west bank of the Chipola River:  N30.44.708; W85.12.903.

Spring Description

The spring is on private property and was not visited.  Its run was viewed from the river.  It appeared to be at least 100 feet from the river up a bank that was more than 20 feet high.  Water tumbles down this bank between two houses and into the river.  The flow creates a small creek and was perhaps 2 gallons per second.


There is no apparent use of the spring.

Nearby Springs

Other Nearby Natural Features

  • Florida Caverns State Park
  • Three Rivers State Park
  • Falling Water State Park
  • Torreya State Park
  • Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve