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Gilchrist County Springs

Rock Bluff Spring
From Branford, drive 3-4 miles east/south on U.S. 27. Turn right (south) onto U.S. 129. Drive about 10 miles and turn right onto SR 340 and go about 4 miles to the boat ramp at the bridge over the Suwannee. Put in at boat launch and go about 200 yards upstream on the right. A small opening in the aquatic trees (cypress and mangrove-like vegetation) leads about 500 feet in from the river to the spring pool.

Lumbercamp Spring
From the intersection of U.S. 19/98 and State Road 26 in Fanning Springs, go east on SR 26 about one mile to intersection with Highway 232. Turn left (north) on 232 and go 5-6 miles. Road becomes dirt during this stretch. Turn left (west) onto SW 25th Street and follow signs to public boat ramp. At ramp, put canoe in and go upriver ¼ mile to mouth of combined spring runs for Sun and Lumbercamp Springs. After about 150 feet, paddle (or walk if water levels are low) into left fork and proceed another 275 feet to spring.

Sun (or Aiken) Spring
From Fanning Springs, drive north on SR 26 1-2 miles. At fork in Wilcox, go north on SR 232. Drive 6-7 miles.
The road becomes dirt. About 0.5 miles after SW 25th Street, turn left (west) onto Sun Springs Road (row of trees is along
road). Go 1-1.5 miles, turn south (left) into neighborhood. Go about 0.3 mile around bend and spring will be on the right
behind a fence.

Hart Springs
From Fanning Springs, drive north on SR 26 1-2 miles. At fork in Wilcox, go north on SR 232. Drive about 3.5 miles and turn left (west) onto SR 344 and drive about 2 miles to park entrance.

Otter Springs
From Fanning Springs, drive north on SR 26 1-2 miles. At fork in Wilcox, turn north on SR 232. After about 1.5 miles, turn left (west) at big sign for Otter Springs onto SR 334. Road becomes dirt. Follow signs 2 miles to Otter Springs Campground/RV Park.

Lily Springs
¾ mile downstream from Poe Springs and ½ mile upstream of Rum Island Springs on the Gilchrist (south) side of the river. A large sign on a tree at the mouth of the spring run says, "Lily Springs." Directions to ramp at Poe Springs: From High Springs, drive south on US 41/27 about one mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and proceed about 2.5 miles to entrance to Poe Springs County Park. Directions to ramp at Rum Island: From High Springs, drive NW on US 27/SR20 about four miles. Turn left (west) onto State Road 138 and drive about two miles to turnoff to the left (south) at sign for Rum Island. Follow dirt road about 1.5 miles to river and ramp.

Pickard Spring
Almost immediately after Lily Springs and on the same bank.

GIL101971 Spring
Located at the head of a run of unknown distance that empties into the Santa Fe River across from Rum Island. From High Springs, drive NW on US 27/SR20 about four miles. Turn left (west) onto State Road 138 and drive about two miles to turnoff to the left (south) at sign for Rum Island. Follow dirt road about 1.5 miles to river. Put boat into the river and circle around Rum Island and look for two inlets at the eastern (upriver) end of the island.

Naked Spring
From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about five miles to entrance to Blue Springs Campground turnoff (look for sign). Follow another two miles to Blue Springs. From parking area, walk east along dirt path/road to Naked Spring.

Johnson Spring
From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about five miles to entrance to Blue Springs Campground turnoff (look for sign). Follow another two miles to Blue Springs. From parking area, walk east along dirt path/road to Johnson Spring, a short distance beyond Naked Spring.

Blue Spring
From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about five miles to entrance to Blue Springs Campground turnoff (look for sign). Follow another two miles to Blue Springs.

Little Blue Spring
From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about five miles to entrance to Blue Springs Campground turnoff (look for sign). Follow another two miles to Blue Springs. Little Blue Spring is to the left of Blue Spring, in the trees below the parking area.

Little Devil Spring
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), drive about 6.5 miles, and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.

Devil's Eye Spring
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), drive about 6.5 miles, and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.

Devil's Ear Spring
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about 6.5 miles and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.

Ginnie Spring
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about 6.5 miles and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.

Dogwood Spring
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about 6.5 miles and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.

Twin Spring
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about 6.5 miles and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance.

Deer Spring
Part of the Ginnie Springs complex. From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about 6.5 miles and then turn right onto graded road at sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow another mile to the entrance. Deer Spring is the most downstream (westerly) spring in the complex.

Siphon Creek Rise Spring (GIL1012973)
From Ft. White, drive south on State Road 47 about five miles to the bridge over the Santa Fe River. From the boat ramp, paddle upstream ½ mile. A channel on the right (south) side just before Myrtle’s Fissure is one end of an island about 100 yards long. The spring is at the other, upriver end (mouth) of the island where the channel around the island meets the river. The spring is a few feet from the limestone bank where the river and channel meet.

47 Boatramp Spring
From Ft. White, drive south on State Road 47 about five miles to the bridge over the Santa Fe River. The spring is just a few feet downstream of the apron of the boat ramp on the SE side of the bridge.

GIL928971
About 15 minutes downriver from the put-in at the Highway 47 bridge on the south side of the Santa Fe River.

GIL928972
Shortly past Cedar Spring on the south side of Santa Fe River.

Unnamed Spring
5-10 minutes’ paddle below Wilson Spring on south side of the Santa Fe River under high bank just before a high dock.

Oasis Spring
At Oasis boat ramp, or 3 miles below Wilson Springs boat ramp on the south side of the Santa Fe River.

GIL99972
On the Santa Fe River about ¼ mile below where it is joined by the Ichetucknee River on the south side.

GIL729973
Several miles below boat ramp at Oasis Spring on south side. From Branford, drive east/south on U.S. 27 to junction with Highway 129/49. Turn south. Drive about 5 miles to Highway 138 and turn east. Drive 3.4 miles to NE 2nd Way. Follow 2nd Way for 2.6 miles to dirt road on right and the boat ramp on the Santa Fe River. Paddle downstream 5-6 miles (?) miles and look for small mouth of run on the south (left) side.

Campground Spring
From Branford, drive east/south on U.S. 27 about 4 miles to junction with U.S. 129. Drive south on U.S. 129 for about 4 miles, and turn right (west) at sign for Elly Ray’s Campground on graded road about one mile below the bridge over the Santa Fe River. Follow to campground and river, and the spring is about 150 feet upriver on the right.

GIL107971
From Branford, drive east/south on U.S. 27 about 4 miles to junction with U.S. 129. Drive south on U.S. 129 for about 5 miles, and turn right (west), immediately after passing the turn for State Road 138 (which is on the left/east). Drive on graded dirt road and then turn right/west on NW 39 Avenue to the Wanamake boat ramp on the Santa Fe River. (Note: the Santa Fe River is only about ¼ mile from the Suwannee River at this boat ramp.) Put in and go upriver about ½ mile and look for spring on the right/east side.