Ichetucknee Springs

Photographs of the Spring Run and Devil's Eye are courtesy of Alan Cressler.


The two large springs featured here – the Ichetucknee Headspring and Blue Hole Spring (also known as Jug Spring) – are located within Ichetucknee Springs State Park. They and several more named and un-named springs yield 233 million gallons of crystal-clear, cool water to form the Ichetucknee River. The second-magnitude Headspring was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972. Blue Hole, a first-magnitude spring, is about 1800 feet below the Headspring and boasts a powerfully flowing vent that descends 32 feet before extending horizontally into a cavern and cave system.