Troy Spring


Useful Information

Location: From Branford west on US 27 for 7,5km, turn right on NE CR 425, after 2km turn right on Troy Springs Road. Short walk from the parking lot to the platform.
Open: All year daily 8-sundown.
[2010]
Fee: Single occupant vehicle USD 4, per group (2-8) USD 5.
Pay at honor box, correct change is required.
[2010]
Classification:  Karst Spring
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Address: Troy Spring State Park, 674 Troy Springs Road, Branford, Florida 32008, Tel: +1-386-935-4835.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:59:31 $

History

 
1863steamboat Madison scuttled in the spring.
mid-1990sbought by the state.

Description

Troy Spring is a huge karst spring, which contains the remains of the paddle wheeled steamboat Madison. It was scuttled in the spring in 1863 during the Civil War. Only some ribs and metal spikes which once made up part of the hull remain.

Troy Spring is located adjacent to the Suwannee River and the spring water flows directly into the river. So there is actually no river at all, springing from this spring, as the water is immediately swallowed by the river.

The spring is used for diving. There is a fee for diving, the certification card is required, and solo diving is not permitted.


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