Rock Bluff Spring USA

Unveil the enchantment of Rock Bluff Springs, nestled 11 miles south of Branford, and accessible by boat.

Rock Bluff Springs beckons adventurers seeking aquatic wonders. To reach this haven, embark from Branford by first heading west on US 27 from the Suwannee River bridge. After approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto CR 349, and journey for about 10.5 miles until you intersect with CR 340. A left turn onto CR 340 leads you eastward for around 3.3 miles to Rock Bluff boat landing, situated on the river’s eastern bank. The spring’s 750-foot run meets the Suwannee River’s east side about 0.25 miles upstream from the Rock Bluff Landing.

  • Region: Florida
  • Coordinates: 29.79889, -82.918968
  • Depth: 65 ft
  • Remarks: River access only
  • Type: Cave

Exploring Rock Bluff Springs

Behold the majesty of Rock Bluff Springs, where a sprawling pool awaits, stretching 250 feet from north to south and 171 feet from east to west. This aqueous haven draws life from a series of vents, with the most prominent vent emanating from a deep vertical limestone fissure located at the pool’s northern extremity. Over the fissure, the depth plunges to 27.8 feet. Gaze into the water to witness its clarity, graced by a delicate greenish tint. The pool’s floor boasts the intricate textures of exposed limestone and sand.

Features and Surroundings

Venture closer to the spring, and you’ll find a smaller circular vent opening, around 20 feet south of the main vent. This opening, measuring about 1.5 feet in diameter, generates a noticeable boil on the pool’s surface due to its discharge. A rock retaining wall frames the northern edge of the pool, where resilient cypress trees sway in harmony with the breeze, both within the pool and along its boundary. As the spring run extends southwest for approximately 750 feet, it meets the Suwannee River from the east, forging a graceful confluence with the river’s flow.

Untold Depths and Subterranean Marvels

Dive into Rock Bluff Springs and unlock its secrets – not only does the spring offer mesmerizing vistas, but it also conceals an intricate underwater cave system that beckons exploration. Rosenau et al. (1977) documented two smaller springs joining Rock Bluff Springs Run downstream from the pool, further adding to the site’s allure.

Rock Bluff Springs map
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How deep is Rock Bluff Spring Cave?

Rock Bluff Spring Cave’s depth is around 65 ft.

What special features does Rock Bluff Spring Cave have?

Rock Bluff Spring Cave features a significant vertical limestone fissure and an underwater cave system.

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