Cedar Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
N 28° 52.474 W 081° 26.697
17R E 456609 N 3194170
Quick Description: Cedar Springs is a little known natural, free flowing spring within the Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area west of Sanford, Fl. As proof of your visit, please post a picture of the spring.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 12:09:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM5FKV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 30

Long Description:
Cedar Springs is a 5th magnitude spring with a small pool and vent at the base of a large cedar tree with exposed roots. Another sand boil occurs in the run as the spring flows toward the north to the Sulphur Run of Black Water Creek.

Discharge from Cedar Springs was measured at 0.03 cubic feet per second by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) in 2005.

You can printout a map of Seminole Forest, (along with the rules & hunting dates), here:
(visit link)

Enter the forest off State Rd 46, 5.3 miles west of Interstate 4. Travel north on Sand Rd 3.2 miles to the T intersection of Pine Rd and Grade Rd. Turn right on Pine Rd and travel 1.2 miles to the intersection of Palatka Rd and a pair of horse trails. Travel west along the northmost horse trail, about 1/10 mile, to a clearing on your right. Bushwhack a couple hundred feet northwest to the spring at the base of a slope.

Near the entrance to the forest, you'll find a pay station. You'll need to grab an envelope, drop in 2 bucks, and hang the envelope stub on your mirror, regardless of what mode of transportation you choose to utilize during your visit. Ahead of you, you'll see a locked gate. If you call the Division of Forestry, at (352) 360-6675, you can get a free vehicle access permit, including the gate combo. If you do this ahead of time, they'll E-mail it to you. If you aren't into planning, you can call them from the gate, (during banker's hours), and they can fax it to a quaint little sporting goods store in nearby Sorrento for a small fee. You'll need to leave this permit on your dashboard.
Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: Yes, $2.00

Private Land access?: Seminole Forest - $2 per person - Division of Forestry (352) 360-6675, you must get a free vehicle access permit, including the gate combo.

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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