Big Bend Region

Troy Spring State Park

Troy Spring state park resembles a modern-day version of the old fashioned swimming hole. The water is a constant 72 degrees all year long, making this first magnitude spring a great spot to cool off on hot summer days.

The spring descends a surprising 70 feet to the floor, making it a popular destination for trained and certified divers wanting to explore the sandy bottom and the unusual limestone formations. But I would guess the main attraction for divers would be the vent where the fresh water is pumped out of the aquifer to fuel the spring.

In1855, the Steamship Madison carried mail and general merchandise up and down the Suwannee River. Her sunken wreck at the mouth of the spring is a particularly fascinating area to explore, its ghostly imprint still visible on clear water days.

There is a short 1/2 mile nature trail as well as a trail along the Suwannee River, leading to a boat ramp. John and I spotted several large RedHeaded woodpeckers, although we were not quick enough to get them on film. We did, however, see scores of turtles sunbathing on the banks of the river and spring.

Troy Spring State Park is a small park with a big attraction at its heart. Swimming in the crystal water of a spring that gives you a clear view of the turtles and fish swimming alongside you is breathtaking and exhilarating. So if you are looking for an alternative to a day at the ocean or are just curious about Florida Springs, then a day at Troy Spring may just be the adventure you are looking for.

Troy Spring State Park is located at 674 N.E. Troy Springs Road in Branford, FL. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year. The entrance fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

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