Convict Spring has an oval shaped pool framed by a concrete retaining wall. Concrete steps and a slide lead down into the pool and there are two access ladders. The pool measures 60 ft long and 18 ft wide. Maximum depth of the pool measures 24 ft. The water is greenishbrown and murky, with a thin green algae layer. Limestone crops out along the spring pool edge. On one side of the spring pool, high ground rises to a picnic area. On the other side, a wooden boardwalk leads down to the spring. The spring is surrounded by grass and trees in a private recreation area developed for scuba diving, camping, and other recreational activities.
Convict Spring flows into Suwannee River from the south 5.5 miles (8.9 km) northeast of Mayo. From the intersection with SR 51 in Mayo, drive 4.7 miles (7.6 km) east on US 27. Turn north (left) on Convict Springs Road and follow 2.4 miles (3.9 km). The spring is located within a park, Jim Hollis River Rendezvous, at the end of this road.
Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort & Campground
828 N.E. Primrose Rd.
Mayo, Florida 32066