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Portions of the following information were taken from Florida Geological Survey Bulletin 66.

From the junction of SR 51 and 180th Street in Luraville, drive south on SR 51 approximately 1.6 miles to the boat landing at the bridge over the Suwannee River. Launch boat and travel downriver approximately 4.6 miles to the spring. It is located along the east bank approximately 0.2 miles below the southern most Running Spring.

Description - Hidden Spring (also known as SUW919971) is a system of seeps that span a horizontal distance of 15 ft along the riverbank. The river bottom in front of these seeps is composed of limestone with some overlying sand and is mostly covered by aquatic vegetation and algae. The spring water is clear with a greenish hue. A distinct mixing zone between the spring water and the tannic river water is visible near the vents. Exposed limestone rises 6 ft above the surface of the spring, topped by approximately 5.5 ft of mostly organic overburden. A dense mixed hardwood forest surrounds the spring.
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Latitude: 30.10260385
Longitude: -83.11399934
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Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
6/1/2006 Jonathan 100 This place "Hidden Spring" seemed like an interesting place for spelunking and at the time when we discovered it we didn't know the name of the place. At that time my friend and I had not been trained to cave dive yet. My friend and I went in with just lights and masks. My friend and I, because we weren't trained cave divers, thought it would be wise to not bring scuba gear, tanks etc. This was an unfortunate situation. In about waist deep water in the sixth room back into the cave I passed out, and fell down into the water. Most likely it was a low oxygen level in the air filled room, I assume. I nearly drowned, but my friend saved me. It was a very close call! I was very lucky that my friend had recognized my situation, and did not breath the same air that I had, or he might have passed out also.
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System Depth Cave Cavern OW Last Report Distance (mi)
 Overview Information Available for Ruth Spring  Ruth Spring 50 True False False 12/8/2017 11
 Overview Information Available for Charles Spring  Charles Spring 80 True False False 12/8/2017 8.3
 Overview Information Available for Peacock Springs - Peacock III  Peacock Springs - Peacock III 214 True False False 10/29/2017 1.7
 Overview Information Available for Peacock Springs - Orange Grove  Peacock Springs - Orange Grove 175 True True True 10/14/2017 2
 Overview Information Available for Cow Spring  Cow Spring 110 True False False 10/14/2017 0.3
 Overview Information Available for Allen Mill Pond  Allen Mill Pond True False False 10/11/2017 8.7
 Overview Information Available for Little River  Little River 110 True True True 9/3/2017 11.5
 Overview Information Available for Telford Spring  Telford Spring 80 True False False 8/4/2017 3.1
 Overview Information Available for Peacock Springs - Peacock I  Peacock Springs - Peacock I 175 True True False 8/2/2017 1.8
 Overview Information Available for Lafayette Blue Springs  Lafayette Blue Springs 100 True False False 5/27/2017 6.9
   Lafayette Blue - Kitty Sink 100 True False False 12/31/2016 7.4
   Lafayette Blue - Trap Sink 100 True False False 11/21/2016 7.5
 Overview Information Available for Suwannee Blue Spring  Suwannee Blue Spring 40 True False False 6/28/2016 3.1
 Overview Information Available for Convict Spring  Convict Spring 30 True False False 11/23/2015 1.4
 Overview Information Available for Alligator Rescue Spring  Alligator Rescue Spring True False False 10/23/2015 3.1
   Powerline Cave 60 True False False 9/17/2015 6.5
 Overview Information Available for Mearson Springs  Mearson Springs True False False 6/6/2015 6.8
 Overview Information Available for Owens Spring  Owens Spring 45 True False False 6/6/2015 5.9
 Overview Information Available for Peacock Springs - Peacock II  Peacock Springs - Peacock II True False False 4/8/2015 1.8
 Overview Information Available for Troy Spring  Troy Spring 70 False True True 1/25/2014 9.7
 Overview Information Available for Peacock Springs - Waterhole III  Peacock Springs - Waterhole III 55 True False False 9/26/2013 1.8
 Overview Information Available for Royal Spring  Royal Spring 50 True True True 8/4/2012 2.7
 Overview Information Available for Bathtub Spring  Bathtub Spring 20 True False False 2/5/2011 1.2
 Overview Information Available for Crazy Horse Sink  Crazy Horse Sink 60 True False False 1/30/2011 6.5
 Overview Information Available for Peacock Springs - Baptizing Spring  Peacock Springs - Baptizing Spring True False False 8/15/2010 2.5
 Overview Information Available for Bonnet Spring  Bonnet Spring 48 True False False 8/15/2009 2.1
 Overview Information Available for Running Springs  Running Springs False False False 0.2
   Thomas Spring True False False 7.6