Palm Springs is a 3rd magnitude spring enclosed by a 4-foot high concrete retaining wall that once formed a swimming pool. The pool is about 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. Spring discharge was from under a rock ledge in a circular vent near the southwest edge of the pool. The vent measured about 15 feet in diameter at its top and narrows with depth. Flow from the spring orifice caused a moderate boil at the surface; the water has a slightly cloudy, bluish-green appearance, and a moderate hydrogen sulfide odor. Discharge from the pool was through a 4-foot wide weir in the north end, and then northward to the Little Wekiva River.
Palm Springs is located about 3 miles west of Longwood. From the intersection of Interstate 4 and State Road (SR) 434, drive west on SR 434 for 0.8 mile, then turn right on Springs Boulevard at the entrance to The Springs subdivision, a gated residential community. From the gate, veer right on Springs Boulevard, turn right on Woodbridge Road for about 0.5 mile, then turn right at Palm Springs Court and go to the end of the cul-de-sac. The spring pool is toward the north, about 100 feet off the road. Permission must be obtained at the gated entrance to the subdivision prior to visiting the spring.