Markee Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Clan Riffster
N 28° 52.242 W 081° 27.171
17R E 455837 N 3193744
Markee 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: WM5FMN
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 01/01/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 27

Markee Spring is a low 4th magnitude spring. The spring head is a relatively large, oval-shaped pool about 20 feet long and 10 feet wide. Water flows from sand boils covered with organic debris. The spring run meanders about 500 feet as it flows northward into wetlands and then into Sulphur Run.

Discharge at Markee Spring was measured by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) in 2003 and 2005. The mean discharge for Markee Spring is 0.25 cubic feet per second.

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 west about 1 mile, to Sulpher Rd. Travel north on Sulpher Rd about 8/10 mile to the parking area, then walk north, northeast along the trail for about .19 mile, then bushwhack a couple hundred 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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