Green Algae Boil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Clan Riffster
N 28° 52.548 W 081° 26.412
17R E 457073 N 3194305
Green 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: WM5FMH
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 01/01/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 33

Green Algae Boil is a 5th magnitude spring and consists of vents A and B that flow toward the southwest to the Sulphur Run of Black Water Creek. Water flow is barely visible from beneath dense leaf debris in the small, circular pool at vent A, while there is no visible flow in the pool at vent B.

Discharge from Green Algae Boil was measured at 0.14 cubic feet per second by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) in 2005. This is a combined discharge for vents A and B in the spring run as it flows to Sulphur Run.

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 Blue Algae Boil. Continue your bushwhack another 300' or so north, crossing Sulpher Run, (very deep/very cold!) in the process.

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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