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Ginger Ale Springs

Ginger Ale Spring is one of the most unique springs in Florida. It’s mostly unknown, is largely unmaintained, and it receives few visitors. Private Property Ginger Ale Spring is located on a mixture of private and county-owned land, so permission is required for access. County officials discourage people from visiting. History of Ginger Ale Spring…

Wacissa Springs

Wacissa Spring is a popular swimming hole and spring run in the Florida panhandle, located in Jefferson County. Wacissa Springs, and the Wacissa River, are very popular for day trippers from around northwest Florida. Wacissa Springs is surrounded by a county park, maintained by Jefferson County. The park has sparse amenities — and is mostly…

Anderson Spring

Anderson Spring

Anderson Spring is located in Suwannee County. It’s located on the eastern bank of the Suwannee River, just south of highway I-10. Directions: From the intersection of US 90 and River Road in Ellaville, drive south on River Road approximately 2.2 miles (3.5 km) to the intersection with the first road on the west side…

Turtle Spring

Turtle Spring

Location Lat. 29° 50’ 50.62” N., Long. 82° 53’ 25.03” W. (SE 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 NW 1⁄4 sec. 26, T. 7 S., R. 14 E.).  Turtle Spring is located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Branford on the west side of the Suwannee River.  Directions to Turtle Spring Turtle Spring is only accessible via boat…

Cave Diving in Florida

Cave Diving in Florida

Florida is one of the best places in the world for cave diving, cavern diving, and underwater springs — our version of “Cenotes”. Here are a few places worth exploring for a cave diving adventure. Warning: Cave diving is extremely dangerous. Only properly trained, certified and experienced divers should ever attempt to dive in any…

Hospital Hole

Hospital Hole is a popular spring on the Weeki Wachee River. It’s, also known as Fish Hospital, is nestled in a sharp curve of the Weeki Wachee River,  Hospital Hole is located approximately 1,000 feet upstream from the State Hwy 595 bridge, also known as highway 597.  This is one of my favorite springs in…

Vortex Spring

Vortex Spring

Location – Lat.30° 46’ 13.99” N, Long. 85° 56’ 54.51” W (SE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 NW1⁄4 sec. 9, T. 4 N, R. 17 W). Address: 1517 Vortex Springs Ln, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 Directions: From the intersection of US 90 and SR 81 in Ponce de Leon drive north on SR 81 approximately 3.8 miles (6.1…

King’s Spring

KING SPRING – Lat. 28° 52’ 54.19” N, Long. 82° 35’ 42.18” W (SW1⁄4 NE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 sec. 28, T. 18 S, R. 17 E). The Kings Bay Springs Group is located in Kings Bay west of the city of Crystal River. Directions: Coming into Crystal River from the north on US 19/98, King’s Bay can…

Wekiwa Spring

Location – Lat. 28° 42’ 42.79” N., Long. 81° 27’ 37.52” W. (NE 1⁄4 NE 1⁄4 NE 1⁄4 sec. 36, T. 20 S., R. 28 E.). Wekiwa Spring is located within Wekiwa Springs State Park approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast the town of Apopka. From the intersection of US 441 and SR 436 in…

Cypress Spring

Location – Lat. 30° 39’ 31.49” N., Long. 85° 41’ 03.74” W. (SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 sec. 18, T. 3 N., R. 14 W.). Cypress Spring is surrounded by private property approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Vernon. From the intersection of SR 79 and SR 277 in Vernon turn east then…

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