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

Cedar Island Spring is located approximately 1 mile southeast of Keaton Beach in the community of Cedar Island. From the intersection of CR 361 (Beach Road) and Cedar Island Road just east of Cedar Island, drive west on Cedar Island Road approximately 0.3 miles to the intersection with Sand Piper Road. Turn north (right) onto Sand Piper Road and drive approximately 0.2 miles. The spring will be on the west side adjacent to the road.

Description Cedar Island Spring, also known as Sandpiper Spring, issues directly into a tidal salt marsh. The pool is reported to be 80 ft by 125 ft. The spring is approximately 14 ft deep. The water is tannic and a prominent boil is visible. The spring is nearly hidden by the salt marsh grasses growing around it and is roughly 110 ft away from the shoreline. Discharge was estimated at 15 ft3/s(4) on June 22, 1999.
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Latitude: 28.380257
Longitude: -82.707482
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Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
9/19/2009 JacK Marut 8-12 Bill and I made the trip to Cedar Island Spring via canoe today. The dive was great.We dove on a rising tide, arriving about one hour after low tide. Visibility was in the 8-12 ft range. The bottom is extremely silty so be very careful of that. I have posted a short video on You Tube here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8tL82VZDJo) We will be making map of the system in the next month or so and will post in when available.
5/16/2009 Buhlz 20 feet Chris and I took the air boat to the sink and checked her out. Cedar has two debri mounds and two entrances that both drop to 25' and filled with horseshoe crabs. We ran a line around and ended back at our start location than headed due south of the "spear" in the larger opening..We ran into potential cave @ around 150' and 50' fsw turning because there maybe sometthing hjere. We'll come back and lay out some line too. Very arduous running line and searching w/ 20' vis and 70 degrees. Don't know if cave is here but we'll check her out next. Than we tried to go to double keyhole but had airboat probs. Owell,we'll try again soon. 47min 52' air. No deco
7/21/2007 Bob Parham ?? Cedar Island Springs Is it in Pasco County? The Info. Show it in Keaton Beach The map have it in Pasco. Thanks Bob
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Description Type Date Author Remarks
 Movie YouTube 2009 Jack Marut
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   Rock Sink False False True 3/24/2019 7.4
 Overview Information Available for Salt Spring  Salt Spring 330 True False False 12/13/2014 6.1
 Overview Information Available for Waynes World  Wayne's World 280 True False False 8/16/2013 1.1
 Overview Information Available for Twin Dees  Twin Dees 335 True False False 8/3/2013 12
   Isabella Spring 110 True False False 5/22/2013 2.4
 Overview Information Available for Weeki Wachee Spring  Weeki Wachee Spring 407 True False True 4/28/2012 12.5
   Free Ride Cave 120 True False False 10/10/2009 2
   Double Keyhole 230 True False False 1/11/2009 3.1
 Overview Information Available for Horseshoe Spring  Horseshoe Spring True True False 1/10/2009 1.7
   Heart Spring 270 True True False 8/3/2008 3.1
 Overview Information Available for Bobhill Springs  Bobhill Springs False False False 12/29/2007 5.5
 Overview Information Available for Jewfish Sink  Jewfish Sink 200 True False False 9/2/2007 3.4
   The Jewel 315 True True False 6/2/2006 2.9
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Round Sink  Beacon Woods - Round Sink 150 True True False 9/25/2005 3.7
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Smokehouse Pond  Beacon Woods - Smokehouse Pond 150 True False False 2.5
   Wolf Sink False False False 12.5
   Star Sun Spring 120 True False False 1.9
   Nemesis Sink 250 True True True 7.8
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Nexxus  Beacon Woods - Nexxus 150 True False False 3.3
   Snook Spring 120 True False False 2
   Coffee Sink False False False 8
 Overview Information Available for Jenkins Creek  Jenkins Creek 50 True False False 10.7
   Gar Spring True False False 5.7
   Cauldron Spring 85 True False False 6.4
   Nursery Sink 214 True False False 13.9
   Brett's Toilet Bowl 40 True False False 6.4
   Willow Sink True False False 12.2
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Stratamax  Beacon Woods - Stratamax 150 True False False 2.8
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Golfball  Beacon Woods - Golfball 150 True False False 2.5
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Briar Sink  Beacon Woods - Briar Sink 150 True False False 2.6
   Garden World Sink 250 True False False 3.9
   Whiskey Spring True False False 5.8