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

Jenkins Park Spring

Hernando County

Summary of Features

  • Scale--unknown
  • Scenery--fine
  • How Pristine?--in county park
  • Swimming--very good in park
  • Protection--fine
  • Crowds--can be heavy on weekends
  • Access--excellent
  • Facilities--excellent
  • Safety--fine
  • Scuba--no
  • Cost--free


Aaddress: 6401 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34607
From U.S. 41 (0.2 miles north of C.R. 486) in Hernando, turn east onto Orange Drive. Travel 0.1 mile and Hernando Beach is on the left. The location of the spring within the park is not known by the authors.

Spring Description

The authors have not visited this spring, so rely on the description provided by Champion & Starks:

The spring pool is elliptical in shape; approximately 200 feet in length and 60 feet wide. There are two spring runs--one run flows to the south and the other flows to the northwest. The spring is tidally influenced which can affect the appearance of boils in the spring pool (May 2001, p. 98).

In November 2002, JF visited the county park, but was (to his frustration) unable to locate the springs.


According to its web site, the 135-acre park offers a playground picnic facilities, pavilions, grills, tables, a swimming area, community building, showers, and restrooms (www.exploreweekiwachee.com/jenkins-creek-park).

The spring has elevated nitrate levels.

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