Current Clarity Level - 1
Clarity Level Based 1 - 5. 1 = Totally Clear 5 = Muddy
Sept.9, 2020 - The Health Advisory issued on September 3, 2020, for Morrison Springs is still in effect. The Advisory was issued based on the criteria for fecal indicator bacteria.
This should be considered a potential health risk to the bathing public and swimming is not recommended. Samples taken are above the public health threshold for fecal indicator bacteria. Water quality exceedances are based upon the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended standard of no more than 61 Enterococci CFU/100mL, or 235 E. coli CFU/100mL in any single sample. Sample results for September 9, 2020, indicate 68.5 Enterococci CFU/100mL.
The water will be re-sampled next week. When re-sampling indicates that the water is within the satisfactory range, the advisory will be lifted.
Address: 874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455
Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and well-known throughout the southeast. This 161-acre park was aacquired by the state in 2004 and has been leased to the county to maintain and preserve. The highlight of the park is a 250-foot diameter spring pool that produces and estimated 48 million gallons of crystal clear water each day and has been recorded to produce up to 70 million gallons a day. Three cavities allow Morrison’s frigid waters to surface from the underground aquifer. The deepest of these cavities, at approximately 300 foot in depth, eventually terminates in an underground chamber of unknown dimensions.
The new Morrison Springs Park includes large boardwalks overlooking the springs, a diving dock and a new boat ramp away from the diving location.
From I-10: Take Exit 96 and exit onto Highway 81 South. Go about 6 miles. Turn left onto Highway 181-A. Drive for 1.5 miles and turn right onto Morrison Springs Road and follow to its end.
From DeFuniak Springs, FL: Head east on U.S. Highway 90 for approximately 11.3 miles. Bear right onto Highway 181-A for 3.3 miles. The highway eventually becomes 181. Continue for another 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Morrison Springs Road and follow to its end.
From Freeport, FL: Highway 20 East, then head north on Highway 81 for several miles. Turn right onto Highway 181. Drive for 1.5 miles and turn right onto Morrison Springs Road and follow to its end.
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Driving Directions to Morrison Springs Park