Peacock

Per FGS Bulletin 66:

Type: Spring
County: Suwannee
Lat/Long: 30 07 23.61518 83 07 59.35274
Peacock Springs has three vents in a pool that measures 150 ft (45.7 m) long and 90 ft (27.4 m) wide. Depth of the spring is variable, averaging 5 ft (1.5 m) deep in much of the pool but reaching depths of 40 ft (12.2 m). The cave entrance, near the north end of the pool, is distinguished by wooden steps leading to a limestone shelf where the water is 20 ft (6.1 m) deep. The spring water is clear and blue. The elongated pool gives way to a run 15 ft (4.6 m) wide, 1 ft (0.3 m) deep, and flows south approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) into the Suwannee River. A steep 5 ft (1.5 m) limestone ledge surrounds the pool, and levels out into a state-owned hardwood forest where a number of sinkholes can be found. Peacock Spring has an extensive cave network that connects to nearby sinkholes and springs. Discharge on July 30, 1997 measured 8.87 ft3/s(4).

Bill’s Description:

One of the most popular sites in North Florida. Low flow, with some tunnels being extremely silty. Excellent cave for training from Cavern through Full Cave. Most of the tunnels are between 60’ and 70’, so this makes for a great pairing with Nitrox. This system has an unlimited amount of circuit possibilities that you can create, the Grand Traverse is the most popular graduation dive.

SpringPhoto - Peacock 1 (Medium)