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

The Holton Creek Rise is 11 miles northwest of Live Oak on SRWMD land. From the intersection of US 90 and CR 249 in Live Oak, drive northwest on CR 249 (Noble’s Ferry Road) approximately 12 miles to the bridge over the Suwannee River. From the bridge travel approximately 0.3 mile to the second right graded road. Follow SRWMD signs to Holton Creek. The spring is at the head of the creek.

Description - The spring pool measures 225 ft northwest to southeast and 177 ft northeast to southwest. Along the north shore, a vertical limestone ledge drops quickly off to a depth of 100 ft; however, the bottom is highly irregular in the rest of the depression. The water is dark and tannic (water was reported as clear in Rosenau et al., 1977). There is very little aquatic and emergent vegetation in the spring pool. No boil was observed during October 2001. The spring has steep sandy banks that rise to approximately 25 ft above water level, and the high ground is forested with pines and oaks. Holton Creek Rise discharges through Holton Creek, a run that meanders generally southeast approximately 1 mile to the Suwannee River.

Utilization - Land around the spring is pristine and owned by the SRWMD. The Florida National Scenic Trail winds along the north side of Holton Creek.
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Latitude: 30.437124
Longitude: -83.057531
Coordinate System:
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System Depth Cave Cavern OW Last Report Distance (mi)
 Overview Information Available for Edwards Spring  Edward's Spring 145 True False False 10/27/2023 7.8
 Overview Information Available for Suwannee Springs  Suwannee Springs 140 True False False 1/8/2023 7.9
 Overview Information Available for Suwanacoochee Cave  Suwanacoochee Cave 125 True False False 4/22/2019 7.7
 Overview Information Available for Anderson Spring  Anderson Spring 80 True False False 7/2/2017 9.8
 Overview Information Available for Lineater Spring  Lineater Spring True False False 12/8/2016 5.8
 Overview Information Available for Cathedral Sink  Cathedral Sink 200 True False False 12/29/2014 7.2
 Overview Information Available for Falmouth Spring  Falmouth Spring 200 True False False 1/1/2014 7
 Overview Information Available for Morgan Spring  Morgan Spring 208 True False False 9/4/2011 9
 Overview Information Available for Adams Spring  Adams Spring True False False 8/4/2010 8.4
 Overview Information Available for Owls Eye Spring  Owl's Eye Spring 40 True False False 9.1
 Overview Information Available for Alapaha River Rise  Alapaha River Rise True False False 1.9
   Aquarius Sink 128 True False False 7.1
   Big Bamboo Sink 148 True False False 6.9
   Jade Hole 162 True False False 7.2
   Goul De Tannerie False False False 9.7
 Overview Information Available for Tanner Spring  Tanner Spring 130 True False False 9.7
 Overview Information Available for Lime Spring  Lime Spring True False False 7.4