Camp Seminole Spring in Marion County

Camp Seminole Spring is a fourth-magnitude spring with a heart-shaped pool about 115 feet long by 90 feet wide that is enclosed by a concrete wall. Clear water issues from a 4-foot-wide sand boil on the west side of the pool at the end of the dock. No boil was visible on the pool’s surface. It is believed to be man-made. A working gristmill adjacent to the spring pool marks the outlet to the spring run, which flows toward the north about 0.2 mile to Orange Creek. A well is used to supplement the flow. The property, spring pool, and gristmill were originally developed as a honeymoon resort in the 1970s and later purchased by the Girl Scouts for use as a camp. The property also has several other smaller springs in Orange Creek, flowing from the hillside overlooking the creek’s floodplain.