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Picnic pavilion overlooking historic Morrison Springs
Picnic pavilion overlooking

historic Morrison Springs












 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 July 8, 2014


HEALTH ADVISORY RESCINDED


Walton County-Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is recinding the April 29, 2014 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.
Fees:  None


Water Clarity Scale (1 Excellent - 5 Poor) Status: 1

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. 


Directions
Welcome sign to Morrison Springs Park
Welcome sign to

Morrison Springs Park
Morrison Springs is located in the eastern part of Walton County, FL.

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