The rural areas near Branford, Florida have many wonderful springs. I know that many people have heard of Ginnie Springs as it is a very popular spring and is known well even down here in central Florida - but did you know about all these other wonderful and beautiful springs? On our 'spring' adventure, our next stop was at 'Little River Springs' near Branford (you might need to get out your google maps).
This county park does not have a fee to enter and is a wonderful swimming area. The Suwannee River is not blocked, so I assume you can arrive by car or boat and spend some time enjoying this cool place. There is a sign for 'no dogs allowed' so keep this in mind if you're travelling with your furry family members - and there is no lifeguard at this spring.
Using a wide angle lens (16mm for those of you in the photography world) here's a 'circular' view of the spring. Based on the rocky areas around the water edge, it's obvious that the water levels are low.
On the left of this photograph is the Suwannee River. Coming down across the bottom of this photograph and to the right, is the entrance to Little River Springs.
Looking from the other side (near the parking lot) out towards the Suwannee River. The spring itself is at the bottom of this photograph. I'm sure on a sunny day the water is even more beautiful - but we had an overcast, somewhat rainy day for our travels to this spring.
Here's the beautiful, crystal clear water pumping out of the spring.
Little River Springs is about 22 miles south of Live Oak, Florida. The closest town is Branford where you can find 2 community grocery stores, several restaurants, gas, and other supplies.