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Spring Characteristics

Qualities of this spring
Spring NameBlackwater Springs
Alternate NameNot Available
General Location2 miles west of Cassia and 12 miles east of Eustis.
Section, Twsp, RangeSE SW SE Sec. 27, T 18 S, R 28 E
Magnitude5
TypeSpring
Multiple VentsYes
Age of Water Not Available
Source AquiferFloridan Aquifer
Public or PrivatePublic

Location

Blackwater Springs is located about 2 miles west of Cassia and 12 miles east of Eustis.

Description

Blackwater Springs comprises seven spring pools. The largest spring discharges into an elongated pool, measuring 95 feet long and 80 feet wide, with an average depth of 12 feet. North of the largest spring pool is a smaller, oval pool 35 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 1 feet deep. All spring pools are filled with detritus and white sulfur-reducing bacteria. There is a hydrogen sulfide odor. The main spring run is 30 feet wide and 0.8 feet deep and flows 250 feet west into Blackwater Creek. All of the additional runs flow southwest to join the main spring run. Publicly-owned, swampy lowland forest surrounds these springs.

Utilization

The spring is undeveloped and on public property.

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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