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

From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1.0 miles. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive approximately 6.6 miles and then turn right onto a graded road at the sign for Ginnie Springs. Follow the road another mile to the entrance. Dogwood Spring is the third most downstream spring in the Ginnie Springs complex.

Description - Dogwood Spring has a circular pool 47 ft in diameter. Water flows from a cavity on the east side of the pool. Depth over the vent measures 17.8 ft. The sand pool bottom has exposed limestone around the vent and is half covered with Hydrilla. The water is blue with excellent clarity. The spring run averages 20 ft wide, 5 ft deep, and flows 250 ft northwest to the Santa Fe River. Hydrilla is abundant in the run. Stairs on the east side of the spring pool lead up to a campground surrounded by large hardwoods. The spring is located within Ginnie Springs Outdoors, a private campground and outdoor recreation concession.
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Latitude: 29.83825
Longitude: -82.70474
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Maximum Depth: 43'
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Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
9/7/2014 TS 90 Very pretty spring, great blue water. Could feel the flow. Didn't dive it, but it looked great.
7/21/2013 Derek 100' Strong Flow and Blue Water, only went past first 3 restrictions line seemed to be in good shape.
10/28/2010 Erik Limited by walls Strong flow, like it has been the past few months. Was surprised to see the line ending in going passage (at the question mark on the map), but fairly I quickly found out why. Not far ahead, a few rocks looked unstable in the ceiling, and after I gave them a light push they collapsed in front of me, creating less-than-ideal visibility for a few minutes. Continued on over the new rock pile a few feet and saw that the tunnel got too small for me to fit through. Tied off the line and headed out.
12/12/2009 Michael 100' First restriction can be done in SM. Once in the Shell room, the next restriction is definitely no mount, and you might have to move a few rocks. Don't do this dive unless you are a skinny person, this and other restrictions were tight. There is enough room between this and the next restriction to put tanks back on, but you should leave them off for the next restriction and put them back on as you enter the Flake Room. Map ends in a question mark, and you can't really go any further than the ?. Pretty dive, but definitely no mount.
8/23/2005 Anonymous 100' Sidemount or no-mount to pass even the first restriction. The second restriction is definitely no-mount and buried in loose, sharp rubble besides (the shell room). Recent death here of a free diver who managed to get past the first restriction holding his breath.
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 Overview Information Available for Jug Spring  Jug Spring 80 True True False 1/12/2023 10.3
 Overview Information Available for Sunbeam Spring  Sunbeam Spring 80 True False False 10/15/2022 7.3
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Devils Ear / Eye  Ginnie Springs - Devil's Ear / Eye 173 True True True 9/28/2021 0.5
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 Overview Information Available for Treehouse Spring  Treehouse Spring 65 True False False 9/1/2019 6.2
 Overview Information Available for Gator Hole Spring  Gator Hole Spring 115 True False False 6/7/2019 4.4
   Gator Hole Sink 115 True False False 5/18/2019 4.6
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Ginnie Spring  Ginnie Springs - Ginnie Spring 60 False True True 9/25/2018 0.3
 Overview Information Available for Jesss Hole  Jess's Hole True False False 7/4/2017 4.1
 Overview Information Available for Wilson Spring  Wilson Spring True False False 7/18/2015 5.3
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Little Devils  Ginnie Springs - Little Devil's True False False 7/1/2011 0.5
   Syphon Creek - Resurgence True False False 6/23/2011 2.1
   Vampire Sink True False False 11/21/2010 6.2
   Whippoorwill Sink False False False 1/31/2010 7.6
 Overview Information Available for Darby Spring  Darby Spring True False False 4/7/2009 6
   Old Bellamy - Sweetwater Lake 150 True True False 9/15/2007 8.2
 Overview Information Available for Hornsby Spring  Hornsby Spring 190 True True False 6.7
   Old Bellamy - Pfc 150 True False False 11
   Old Bellamy - Pfv 150 True False False 10.9
   Syphon Creek - Swallow Hole 188 True False False 1.7
   Old Bellamy - Big Blue Sink 160 True False False 9
   Old Bellamy - Two Hole Sink 160 True False False 8.8
   Syphon Creek - Lil' Awesome 80 True False False 1.6
   Old Bellamy - Alligator Sink 160 True False False 8.7
   Old Bellamy - Mae Callie Pond 160 True False False 9.1
   Old Bellamy - Bee Tree Sink 160 True False False 9
   Syphon Creek - Big Awesome 110 True False False 1.4
 Overview Information Available for Sawdust Spring  Sawdust Spring True False False 0.1
   Syphon Creek - Track One True False False 2
 Overview Information Available for Sante Fe River Rise  Sante Fe River Rise 150 True True False 7.2