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

GIL1012972 Spring

Columbia County

Summary of Features

  • Scenery - fine
  • How Pristine? - completely pristine
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown/private
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - water only
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - very good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free


From Ft. White, drive south on State Road 47 about five miles to the bridge over the Santa Fe River. Approximately ½ mile upriver fromthe boat ramp, on the SW side. The spring is just a few feet upstream of GIL1012973 and directly across the river from COL1012972..

Spring Description

The spring forms a tiny alcove on the riverbank. The spring pool is C-shaped, open to the river, and about 12 feet in diameter. Water flows from a limestone opening against the riverbank, and a clear flow is visible. The spring was about 3 feet deep at the vent, the deepest point on dates of visit in 2000 and 2001.


Personal Impressions

A very cute little spring that is easy to miss because it is so small. It lies between GIL1012973 and GIL1012972.

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Contact Information

Suwannee River Water Management District
9225 CR49
Live Oak, FL 32060