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

Grassy Hole Spring Spring
(on the Ichetucknee)

Columbia County

Summary of Features

  • Scale -2nd magnitude
  • Scenery -excellent
  • How Pristine? -completely pristine
  • Swimming -no
  • Protection -excellent
  • Crowds -none
  • Access -canoe only, run is usually too shallow to navigate
  • Facilities -none at spring; excellent in state park nearby
  • Safety -good
  • Scuba -no
  • Cost -varies by use--see Use/Access below

Directions (address: 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27 Fort White, FL 32038 (386) 497-4690)

From Branford, drive SE on U.S. 27 for about 10 miles. Turn north (left) at park sign onto State Road 137. Take first paved road on the right (State Road 238) to the park entrance on the right. The spring is ¼-1/3 mile downstream from Devil's Eye Springs on the same (right or west) side.

Spring Description

The spring creates a small pool in a low area at the base of long, 20-foot-high natural levee to the west. The spring and its run are in a swampy area and create a small, irregularly-shaped pool that is about 12 by 6 feet and 2-3 feet deep. There are other pool/puddle areas nearby. There appeared to be more than one vent on the date of visit, but aquatic vegetation and the overarching canopy made it difficult to see the bottom. Cypress trees and knees grow around the spring, which forms a 200-foot run of 4 inches to 2 feet deep to the river. The shallow run is clear but filled with aquatic vegetation and cypress knees.



The spring is wild, swampy, and completely pristine.

Personal Impressions

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Other Nearby Natural Features