Copper Spring consists of a group of 3 springs: Spring No. 1, Spring No. 2, and Spring No. 3. Spring No. 2 was sampled. Copper Spring No. 2 has a roughly circular spring pool measuring 126 ft north to south and 84 ft east to west. The Spring No. 2 vent is 5.3 ft deep and is located on the north side of the pool, discharging from a small cavern at the base of 12 ft high banks. A prominent boil is seen on the pool surface. The water is clear to slightly turbid with a bluish-green tint. There is a sharp hydrogen sulfide odor near the vent, and a copper-colored, iron-rich deposit coats plants and tree bases along the edge of the spring and run. The spring has a soft sand and silt bottom. The spring run exits the southeast side of the pool and flows slowly southeastward about 500 ft to the dark-colored Suwannee River.
The two additional springs, Spring No. 1 and Spring No 3, are located northeast of Spring No. 2. Spring No. 1 is a circular vent in a pool 28 ft deep and 34 ft in diameter located on the south side of two houses. Discharge is through a narrow run approximately 40 ft south to the run from Spring No. 3, which is in a low swampy area to the west. The combined flow is then eastward about 135 ft, discharging through two culverts into Spring No. 2 pool, the main spring pool. Two houses on stilts are located on the bank west of Copper Spring. An old concrete slab is directly on the banks just west of Copper Spring (Spring No. 2).
An area of abundant cypress knees is adjacent south of Copper Spring. These springs are situated in the forested floodplain of the Suwannee River. Copper Spring may also be locally known as Old Town Spring.
Copper Spring is surrounded by private property and is undeveloped.
Copper Spring is located 1 mile northeast of Old Town and flows into the Suwannee River from the west. The spring is surrounded by private property. It can be accessed by boat. From the intersection of US 19/27A/98 and CR 349 in Old Town, travel north on CR 349 approximately 5.6 miles to the intersection with Purvis Landing Road. Turn east (right) onto Purvis Landing Road and travel approximately 2.1 miles to the boat landing. The spring run is 3 miles downstream from the Purvis Landing Road boat ramp.