Blueberry Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Clan Riffster
N 28° 51.043 W 081° 26.691
17R E 456609 N 3191527
Blueberry 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.
Waymark Code: WM5FMB
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 01/01/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 32

Blueberry Spring is a 5th magnitude spring that discharges from a small sand boil in the hillside. The circular pool is about 5 feet in diameter, with organic debris and white sulfur-reducing bacteria covering the pool bottom. Several more sand boils are present in the run further down the hillside. The spring runs toward the east to Black Water Creek.

The only discharge measurement of 0.07 cubic feet per second was measured by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1997.

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 left on Grade Rd and go half a mile, turning left on Loop Rd. Travel south about 1/4 mile to a parking area on your right. To avoid blocking the road, you should park here and continue on foot. Keep going about .15 mil down Loop Rd, then bushwhack about 100' 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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