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

Treehouse Spring is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north of High Springs on the east bank of the Santa Fe River. The spring can be accessed by boat from a public boat ramp downstream from the spring. From the junction of US 441/41 and CR 236 (Main Street) in High Springs, drive north on US 441/41 approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km). Turn west (left) at public access boat sign just before the Santa Fe River. The spring is 0.6 miles (1 km) upstream from the boat ramp on the southeast side of the river.

Description - Treehouse Spring is in a circular cove on the southeast side of the Santa Fe River. The spring discharges westward into the adjacent river. Spring pool diameter measures 125 ft (38.1 m) north to south and 175 ft (53.3 m) east to west. Pool depth over the vent is 31 ft (9.4 m). Water color was tannic, and there was no spring boil during October 2001. Water hyacinth was the only non-native plant species observed in the spring pool. No other vegetation could be seen through the dark water. Land adjacent to this spring is a forested lowland flood plain. The nearest high ground is approximately 150 ft (46 m) to the east, and it rises 10-12 ft (3-3.7 m) higher than the flood plain and is forested with mixed hardwoods and pines. Treehouse Spring is also published as ALA112971 (Hornsby and Ceryak, 1998).

Utilization -the land surrounding this spring is privately owned and is pristine. There is a small rope swing on the east side and the spring is a local swimming spot.
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Latitude: 29.854886
Longitude: -82.602878
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Maximum Depth: 65'
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Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
9/1/2019 Kyle jones 5-10 feet Went upstream from 27 boat ramp in my gheenoe. To check out a couple sites. Basin viz was low with 5-10 feet of vis up to the circular pit that drops down to 48. The existing line seems in good condition although it is non existent until you get to the bottom of the pit. Ran my own line to the existing line and left it in there.
2/2/2011 James Garrett 5-10ft This cave has two ways, one towards Darby/Hornsby, and one towards Oleno. The passage towards the Oleno side tended to have better viz, with a few pockets of clear and warm water in the ceiling of longer rooms. After about 800-1000ft (no arrows, didn't count knots), the cave ends in a room with several bricks and other construction material. The other side is much larger, with a ratty line off to the right which is buried in silt much of the way. It's all tannin stained walls, very dark, as is the line. Depth runs about 100ft, but it is very large cave. We only went about 500-600ft here due to being the second dive in such a short time and not having full tanks to start the dive with.
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