WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Yes, Hardee Spring is accessible by land,
off of 34th Street NW, Jennings, Florida, aka Hardee Camp Road,
but it’s on private land.
It’s on one of four parcels totaling 305 acres, with 8,000 feet (1.6 miles) of river frontage and a lodge, which
can be yours for a mere $8.5 million.
Maybe Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) should buy it, since SRWMD already owns
the next properties upstream and downstream on the Withlacoochee River.
Or maybe it should be turned into a state park.
Or maybe somebody wants to donate it to WWALS for an office location.
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.
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Local cave diver Aaron Sirmons took these pictures and videos of the formerly famous Wade Springs
of Brooks County, Georgia, between Blue Springs Road and the railroad, west of the Withlacoochee River.
He has a letter of permission from the landowner.