Green Cove Spring, Green Cove Springs, Florida


Posted: November 21, 2010

Category: Florida, North America, United States, View All

103 S Magnolia Avenue
Green Cove Springs, Fl 32043
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3,000 gallons per minute flows from the mineral rich, blue spring in the beautiful St. John’s River.

“Local knowledge from the B&B owners is that locals still draw from the spring for their drinking water. In late 1800’s and early 1900’s, this was the most renowned healing springs retreat area in Florida. This is a Sulfur rich spring. ” – Peggy

Nearest Address

103 S Magnolia Avenue Green Cove Springs, Fl 32043

Directions from Nearest Address

South of Jacksonville. On the Corner of South Magnolia Avenue and Spring street, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043 River Park Inn 103 S. Magnolia Avenue is nearest landmark (across the street).

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee to collect water. $1.00 – 2.00 to swim in the chemical free pool that is fed by the spring.
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: 78° F
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Spring is open year round. The Pool is open in the summer from 11am-6pm, closed wed. and 1pm-5pm on sundays.


Map Link: Green Cove Spring Map

Submitted by: Peggy

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  1. Fitzgeraldletitia says:

    Can you find this water in St.Pete,Florida????WHERE??????

    thank you!

  2. Matt says:

    The spring is actually across the street from City Hall, not across from the River Park Inn.

  3. Anybody have any experience drinking this water? Is there a place to collect it? I am seeking a source in Florida but none of the springs seem to confirmed as safe for drinking.

    • Sotalborobinson says:

       I’ve collected and tasted the water. It does not taste bad at all. Its the smell that will get you at first which is very sulfuric in smell as Peggy stated in the website.The smell eventually dissipates after a while.

  4. Samuel fritzsche says:

    It’s an open well, with a barrier you have to reach under I you want to fill with water (a bit of a strain, unless you have rope. Def no 5 gallon jugs) . 12 ft wide, some tree matter floating around. But feels safe. Spring known for the pool, not for drinking.

    Water is harsh, too strog to drink a bottle of. A 2 oz sip is about right, if you can handle whatever gunk is in the after from it being an open well. More medicine than potable drinking water, best when your stomach aci is strong. Pool would be where it’s at

  5. John says:

    If you look at the map, the spring is the circle to the left of the pool. We swim here in the Summer. The water is fine to drink if you let it sit in the bottle a day or two… The smell goes away.

  6. Amy Marie Noel says:

    I just want to thank you so much for this community service that you are providing…giving people like me the awareness, and opportunity to great quality spring water. I thank God for you.

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