Troy Springs State Park is a Florida State Park, located approximately six miles north of Branford, off US 27. It contains one of the state's 33 first magnitude springs.At the bottom of the Troy Spring is the sunken Confederate sidewheel paddle steamer Madison, which had been owned and captained by James Felix Tucker. Tucker scuttled Madison in September 1863 to prevent her from falling into Union hands during the American Civil War. Using our world travel planner, Branford attractions like Troy Spring State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Troy Springs is mostly for used for diving instruction - it gets deep quick. We snorkeled and saw the sunken remains of the Civil War supply boat. It was awesome and very quiet - even on a hot day in.... more »
We visited Troy Springs years ago when it was private property for SCUBA diving. The State of Florida has since acquired the property and paved the access road, built restrooms and a great winding... more »
I want to give them a low review just to keep this place quiet and to myself, but that's not fair. I love this spring. It has a large picnic area at the top of the spring. You have to walk down a well built ramp to get to the water, but once there you have plenty of space to swim and relax. Snorkeling and Scuba diving are popular here because of the 75ft deep spring hole. You can spend a day here easily and in full relaxation.
Troy springs has a nice walkway to the spring water entry. A longer walk will take you to a boat ramp for kayaks and paddleboards. I would suggest wheels to transport them. A further walk takes you to a nice floating dock at the river near the end of the springs run. My visit was during the week and for a few minutes we had the entire spring to ourselves. The water clarity was great. An awesome gem of the Florida State Parks.
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