Blue Algae Boil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Clan Riffster
N 28° 52.508 W 081° 26.439
17R E 457029 N 3194231
Blue Algae Boil 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.
Waymark Code: WM5FM6
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 01/01/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 28

Blue Algae Boil is a 5th magnitude spring with a spring pool approximately 15 feet long by 10 feet wide. The vents are not easily recognized due to the large amounts of organic material, blue-green algae, and sulfur-reducing bacteria. The spring flows toward the southeast for about 75 feet to the Sulphur Run of Black Water Creek.

Discharge from Blue Algae Boil was measured in 2005 at 0.14 cubic feet per second by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD).

You can download/print a map of the forest, (along with the rules and 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 .85 mile to a parking area on your right. Follow the orange blaze trail roughly .25 mile, then bushwhack about 100 feet to the spring.

Near the entrance to the forest, you'll find a pay station. You'll need to grab an envelope, drop in a buck, 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, $1.00

Private Land access?: New Fee is $2 per person + need to call Division of Forestry, at (352) 360-6675, you can 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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