Gissy Spring/Indian Creek – Private Property or Public Navigable Waterways?

Entrance to Gissy SpringIf you’ve ever paddled the beautiful Rainbow River in Marion County near Dunellon, Fl, you have probably noticed, or even attempted to explore, a narrow spring run that flows into the river just a 1/4 mile North of K.P. Hole County Park. This is Indian Creek, that leads to Gissy Spring…James

Indian Creek & Gissy Spring

Rest Stop at Gissy Spring RunGissy Spring is a privately owned spring that flows into Indian Creek and travels 0.40 miles southwest into the Rainbow River. The spring actually has 2 vents, formerly known as Indian Creek Spring #3 and Indian Creek Spring #4. The spring discharges into a circular bowl-shaped depression 80 ft. in diameter and discharges from a 15.5 ft deep sand vent strewn with limestone boulders…James

The Rainbow River

The Rainbow RiverThe Rainbow River is located, in Dunnellon, Fl, about 20 miles southwest of Ocala, in Marion County. The headspring, Rainbow Spring, is a 1st magnitude spring that ranks 4th in the state for volume, discharging 400-600 million gallons of water a day! The spring is composed of numerous vents rather than one single vent…James