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

Williford Run Spring

Washington County

Summary of Features

  • Scale - 3rd magnitude (est.)
  • Scenery - excellent
  • How Pristine? - pristine
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - excellent
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - fair, by canoe and wading
  • Facilities - none
  • Safety - good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free


Off State Road 20 about seven miles west of where it intersects with U.S. 231, north of Panama City.  Put canoe in where SR20 crosses Econfina Creek and paddle about ¾ mile upstream past Pitt Spring and Sylvian (or Sullivan) Spring run on the left.  The spring is near the mouth of the more southerly Williford Spring run on the south/left side.

Spring Description

The spring is a small but strong flow from the base of a dramatic (for Florida) limestone bluff.  The bluff is approximately 30 feet high, and waters issues from a limestone cavity/grotto.  The water is clear and only a few inches deep.  The spring forms a curving 200-foot run that is 15 feet wide, about 3 inches deep, and with a sandy bottom and many obstructions.


Personal Impressions

This is a lovely spring and a surprising find in that is it not recorded in any literature or list the authors have seen despite it proximity to many other well-known springs.

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Other Nearby Natural Features