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Spring Characteristics

Qualities of this spring
Spring NameSnail Springs
Alternate NameNot Available
General Location3 miles NE of Mount Plymouth and 3.2 miles SE of the town of Seminole Springs
Section, Twsp, RangeNE SE NW sec. 23, T. 19 S, R. 28 E
MagnitudeNot Available
TypeSpring
Multiple VentsYes
Age of Water 40-70 years
Source AquiferFloridan Aquifer
Public or PrivatePublic

Location

Snail Springs is located in the Seminole State Forest about 3 miles northeast of Mount Plymouth and 3.2 miles southeast of the town of Seminole Springs.

Description

Snail Springs consists of four separate spring vents labeled A, B, C and D. The largest spring pool designated A is 12 feet in diameter and 0.2 feet deep. Clear water issues from eight sand boils within the pool; the largest of which is 4 feet in diameter.

The main spring run which is 8 feet wide and 0.2 feet deep, flows northwest 0.6 miles into Seminole Creek. The vents feed the run.

Vent B boils up in a relatively large pool about 150 feet down the run, C is another 120 feet away, and D is about another 150 feet past C. D has 16-inch clay pipe on the side of the pool near two palm trees. D runs about 150 feet to the main spring run.

Vents C and D have a strong hydrogen sulfide odor and flowing strings of white sulfur-reducing bacteria are seen in the run.

Hardwood forest surrounds the spring.

Utilization

It is surrounded by public land and there is a small clearing to the south with an abandoned homestead. The water flows into Seminole Creek.

Contact Information

This spring is located on public property in the Seminole State Forest.

Seminole State Forest
Joe Bishop, State Forester
Leesburg Forestry Station
9610 County Road 44
Leesburg, Florida 34788
(352) 360-6675 or (352) 360-6677

Historic Information

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