Suwanacoochee Spring

    Suwanacoochee Spring is in the Suwannee River State Park property and about 14 miles southeast of Madison. The spring is on the north side of the Suwannee Rivers and the west side of the Withlacoochee. From the open parking lot at the base of the old vechicular bridge, head eastward and beyond the elevated railroad tracks to the Withlacoochee River.

    The spring pool is about 20 feet in diameter. The single vent is at the west end of the pool, the water emerging from beneath a lime-stone ledge. Pool depths generally range from 2 to 3 feet with a maximum of 6 feet near the west-central section and 5 feet near the vent. A concrete wall forms the east end of the pool and serves to separate the spring and river. The inner cave connects with Edward's Sink. I have heard that this site is passable but haven't checked it out yet. On a recent hiking trip, no cave gear with me, I walked around the area. The spring definitely looked diveable (it was 38 degrees, so I didn't jump in to look).

Click here for Suwanacoochee ans Edward's map A (PDF)
Click here for Suwanacoochee and Edward's map B (PDF)

Click here for a survey created by John Dunk



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