FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2014
HEALTH ADVISORY RESCINDED
Walton County -- Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the May 31, 2013 swim advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place.
DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably due to the reduction in bacteria levels.
We will continue to monitor the water quality in this area monthly and routinely advise the public of our results. For more information contact the DOH Walton at 850-892-8021.
Address: 874 Morrison Springs Road
Ponce de Leon, FL 32455
Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
Water Clarity Scale (1 Excellent - 5 Poor) Status: 5
Questions? (850) 892-8108 (Walton County Parks Division)
Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and well-known throughout the southeast. This 161-acre park was acquired 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.