Ginnie Springs – Dogwood Spring USA

Explore the beauty of Dogwood Spring, the third most downstream spring within the Ginnie Springs complex. Here’s how to get there and what you can expect:

  • Region: Florida
  • Coordinates: 29.83825, -82.70474
  • Depth: 43 ft
  • Remarks: Nomount
  • Type: Cave

Heading: Finding Dogwood Spring

To reach Dogwood Spring, follow these straightforward directions:

  1. Starting Point: Begin your journey from High Springs, Florida.
  2. Southbound Drive: Drive south on U.S. 27/41 for approximately 1.0 mile.
  3. Right Turn onto SR 340: Turn right (west) onto State Road 340, also known as Poe Springs Road.
  4. Scenic Drive: Continue on SR 340 for about 6.6 miles, taking in the scenic surroundings.
  5. Entrance to Dogwood Spring: Look for the sign for Ginnie Springs and turn right onto a graded road. Follow this road for an additional mile to reach the entrance of Dogwood Spring.

Heading: Dogwood Spring Description

Here’s a glimpse of the natural wonders awaiting you at Dogwood Spring:

  • Circular Pool: Dogwood Spring boasts a circular pool with a diameter of 47 feet, providing a tranquil oasis.
  • Flow from Cavity: Crystal-clear water flows from a cavity located on the east side of the pool.
  • Depth Over the Vent: The pool’s depth over the vent measures approximately 17.8 feet, allowing for a serene underwater experience.
  • Natural Beauty: The pool’s sandy bottom features exposed limestone around the vent and is adorned with Hydrilla, enhancing the natural beauty.
  • Spring Run: A picturesque spring run, averaging 20 feet in width and 5 feet in depth, flows 250 feet northwest, eventually merging with the Santa Fe River. Hydrilla flourishes in this aquatic environment.
  • Campground and Hardwoods: On the east side of the spring pool, a staircase leads to a campground surrounded by majestic hardwood trees, offering a serene retreat in nature.
  • Located Within Ginnie Springs Outdoors: Dogwood Spring is situated within Ginnie Springs Outdoors, a private campground and outdoor recreation concession that offers a range of amenities and activities for visitors.

Prepare to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and tranquility of Dogwood Spring, where blue waters and lush surroundings create an unforgettable experience within the Ginnie Springs complex.

Dogwood Spring map


How Deep is Dogwood Spring Cave?

Dogwood Spring Cave reaches a depth of approximately 43 feet over the vent, providing ample room for underwater exploration.

What is the Water Temperature Inside Dogwood Spring Cave?

The water temperature inside Dogwood Spring Cave typically hovers around a comfortable and refreshing 72-73°F (22-23°C), ensuring an enjoyable dive experience.

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