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

Santa Fe River Rise is located within O'Leno State Park/River Rise Preserve State Park. From the junction of US 441/41 and US 27 in High Springs, head north on US 441/41 approximately 6 miles to O'Leno State Park entrance on the east (right) side of the road. Directions to the river rise via park roads can be obtained at the park entrance.

Description - Santa Fe River Rise is the re-emergence of the underground Santa Fe River. The spring pool measures 175 ft east to west and 165 ft north to south. There is a vertical limestone ledge on the northeast side of the pool. The depth just south of the ledge measures 49 ft. The water color is typically that of the Santa Fe River, which may be tannic or clear depending mainly on rainfall. No boil was observed during the October 2001 visit. The river flows southward from the vent and is approximately as wide (east to west) as the spring pool. There is a narrow band of cypress growing around the pool perimeter. There are patches of duckweed around the periphery of the pool, and no aquatic vegetation could be seen through the tannic water. Several hundred yards of the Santa Fe River below Santa Fe Rise is choked with water hyacinth, and boat access to the rise is nearly impossible. Land around the river rise quickly rises to approximately 8 ft above water level and levels off into a flat mesic hardwood hammock.

Utilization - The Santa Fe River Rise is a pristine, state-owned natural area.
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Latitude: 29.87387
Longitude: -82.59151
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Maximum Depth: 150'
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System Depth Cave Cavern OW Last Report Distance (mi)
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Devils Ear / Eye  Ginnie Springs - Devil's Ear / Eye 173 True True True 9/28/2021 6.8
   Syphon Creek - Myrtle's Fissure 95 True False False 2/29/2020 8.6
 Overview Information Available for Treehouse Spring  Treehouse Spring 65 True False False 9/1/2019 1.5
 Overview Information Available for Gator Hole Spring  Gator Hole Spring 115 True False False 6/7/2019 3.1
   Gator Hole Sink 115 True False False 5/18/2019 3
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Ginnie Spring  Ginnie Springs - Ginnie Spring 60 False True True 9/25/2018 7
 Overview Information Available for Jesss Hole  Jess's Hole True False False 7/4/2017 3.3
 Overview Information Available for Wilson Spring  Wilson Spring True False False 7/18/2015 10.2
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Dogwood Spring  Ginnie Springs - Dogwood Spring 43 True False False 9/7/2014 7.2
 Overview Information Available for Alachua Sink  Alachua Sink 227 True False False 1/11/2014 7.1
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Little Devils  Ginnie Springs - Little Devil's True False False 7/1/2011 6.9
   Syphon Creek - Resurgence True False False 6/23/2011 8.6
   Vampire Sink True False False 11/21/2010 4.3
   Whippoorwill Sink False False False 1/31/2010 1.6
 Overview Information Available for Darby Spring  Darby Spring True False False 4/7/2009 1.7
   Old Bellamy - Sweetwater Lake 150 True True False 9/15/2007 1.1
   Old Bellamy - Bee Tree Sink 160 True False False 1.9
   Old Bellamy - Mae Callie Pond 160 True False False 2.1
   Old Bellamy - Alligator Sink 160 True False False 1.8
   Syphon Creek - Track One True False False 8.4
   Syphon Creek - Big Awesome 110 True False False 7.8
   Old Bellamy - Big Blue Sink 160 True False False 1.8
   Syphon Creek - Swallow Hole 188 True False False 8.2
   Syphon Creek - Lil' Awesome 80 True False False 8.1
   Old Bellamy - Pfv 150 True False False 3.9
 Overview Information Available for Hornsby Spring  Hornsby Spring 190 True True False 1.6
   Old Bellamy - Pfc 150 True False False 4.1
 Overview Information Available for Sawdust Spring  Sawdust Spring True False False 7.1
   Old Bellamy - Two Hole Sink 160 True False False 1.8