GINNIE SPRINGS

Average Depth: 20 ft. 

7300 Ginnie Springs Rd, High Springs, FL 32643  Phone: (386) 454-7188

Ginnie Springs is a privately owned park in Gilchrist County about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northwest of High Springs, Florida, USA. It is a located on the south side of the Santa Fe River, to which it is connected. The water is clear and warm and there are accessible caverns with sand and limestone bottoms. It is considered as one of the clearest springs in Florida.

Ginnie Springs is a popular destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing and camping. The springs is a 200 acre campground and diving facility complete with a fully stocked dive shop, air compressor and rental equipment. Due to a high spring discharge from seven springs on the property this region usually has 200′ visibility throughout the year. Five of the seven springs found on the property provide excellent diving activities while the remaining two springs are better left to snorkeling or swimming.

The large basin at Ginnie Springs is an excellent area for the aforementioned activities, with visibility often described as “air clear”. The spring basin has a maximum depth of 20′ and an average discharge of approximately 20 million gallons each day. This crystal clear spring water flows out to the Sante Fe River providing divers with unique access an occasionally clear river. For properly experienced divers Ginnie Springs has a large, reasonably benign cavern called the ballroom with a maximum depth of 50′. The cavern contains a large permanent guideline and is grated off to prevent any meaningful cave penetration.

Ginnie Admission to Ginnie Springs for cave divers is $22 per day; yearly passes are available for $330.

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