The ghostly remains of the spring pool in what was once a famous resort. Aaron Sirmons says the owner told him when her father bought the place in the 1960s, the spring was already destroyed. The Brooks County Manager told me somebody tried to enlarge it and destroyed it. It looks like maybe they used dynamite.
Wade Spring is actually easily visible from Blue Springs Road in Brooks County, Georgia, if you know just where to peer through the bushes. That’s at a culvert under the road, at about 30.789789, -83.455695, maybe a hundred feet before the fallen tree and the washout marks as far as you can drive. Yes, that’s on the way to Spook Bridge across the Withlacoochee River.
Maybe Brooks County could pick up some of the trash along the road right of way.
Many thanks to Aaron Sirmons for arranging this visit to the ghost of Wade Spring. Here are the pictures he sent previously. Please don’t go wandering around there without permission.
Here are a few videos:
Wade Spring was a famous resort; more than a century ago that a railroad was built just to go to it. It was one of three second magnitude springs on the Withlacoochee River between US 84 and the GA-FL line.
More pictures are below.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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