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July Spring

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The most natural of the giant springs of Santa Fe River is July Spring. This spring emanates from a cave that goes… under the river!

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GPS coordinates
29.8362 N 82.6964 W
Location, address
North America, United States, Florida, Columbia County, at the north bank of Santa Fe River, opposite from Devil’s Eye Spring
Average discharge
850 l/s (2007, 1.)

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Geology and description

Santa Fe River between Southwest State Road 57 and SW US Highway 27 has numerous beautiful, powerful springs, such as Ginnie Spring, Devils Ear Spring, Rum Island Spring, Poe Spring and many others.

Most of these springs have been transformed – steps and footbridges built, embankments piled and forest turned into a lawn. The most natural spring is the charming July Spring.

This spring comes from a 12 m long fissure under the river level in a small bay at the northern bank of Santa Fe. This spring pool has a diameter of some 30 m and the depth over the spring vents is 1.8-3 m.

The discharge of the river has been measured several times and in 1975 it was 1 642 l/s, in November 1997 it reached 3 313 l/s, but in 2007 – 850 l/s.

Divers through the vent of July Spring can enter a cave system (Devils Eye Cave System) that goes under Santa Fe river (!) towards the nearby Devils Ear Spring. The explored length of this underwater cave system is 7,174 m and depth – 49 m (2016, 2.).

Spring is located on a private land but can be accessed by a boat.


  1. Appendix 2-2: Descriptions of Priority Springs. Suwannee River Water Management District, Water Data Portal. Last accessed on 14th September 2023.
  2. World Underwater Caves, Cave-Exploring.Com. Last accessed on 17th September 2023.

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