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

Satsuma Spring

Putnam County

Summary of Features

  • Scale -3rd magnitude
  • Scenery - good-very good
  • How Pristine? -  spring pristine, houses nearby
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - no direct access
  • Facilities - fine nearby
  • Safety - good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free


From intersection of U.S. 17 and Highway 309 in Satsuma (Putnam County), drive south on Highway 309 for 2.9 miles and then turn right (west) onto Norton's Fishcamp Road. Continue another half mile until road ends directly in front of the Satsuma Spring run. The spring is 100 feet to the left.

Link to map with spring: www.thiswaytothe.net/springs/pages/satsuma_spring_putnam.html

Spring Description

Satsuma Spring lies in a depression/ravine in a area of deep forest adjoining the St. Johns River. The spring forms a semicircular pool 30 feet in diameter. The water looked clear and greenish from the author's vantagepoint 65 feet away, and the depth was only a few inches. The water has a pronounced sulfur odor. Water from the spring forms a small run that flows 350 feet into the St. Johns River. Another small spring run joins the Satsuma run just below the pool on the SE side.


XThere does not appear to be any utilization of the spring. There are houses on the north and east sides of the pool and run, and there is a fish camp at the site.

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