Suwanee Springs

Suwannee Springs, once known as Suwannee Sulphur Springs, is the site of natural springs and was a historic mineral spring tourist attraction and hotel in Suwannee County, Florida approximately 7.5 miles northeast of Live Oak, Florida. It is now managed by the Suwannee River Water Management District.


At least six springs comprise Suwannee Springs, five spilling directly into the south side of the Suwannee River. All are clustered in a sandy 100 ft stretch at the base of a 35 ft. high bank along the south side of the Suwannee River. The main spring flows inside a man-made wall fifteen feet high and three feet thick of limestone rock built in the late 1890s, which previously served as a bath house. The depth near the vent on the south side of the pool is 7.8 ft.

Facts of Suwanee Springs

  • Suwannee Springs is a second magnitude spring with an average flow of 23.4 cubic feet per second (cfs).
  • The spring emerges from Oligocene age limestone and discharges hard, sulphur water.

You can read more about the history of Suwanee Springs here:

Goals & Objectives:

  • Ridge walk, complete survey, cartography
  • Line cleanup
  • Exploration
  • Photo and video documentation.

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