Pickard Spring has an oval shaped spring pool that measures 24 ft (7.3 m) by 45 ft (13.7 m). The spring is enclosed by a sandbag retaining wall. Depth near the center measures 8 ft (2.4 m). The spring water is fairly clear; however the water was tannic during the March 2003 visit. Aquatic vegetation including exotics and algae are present but sparse in the spring. A prominent boil is present on the water surface. Pickard Spring has a limestone bottomed spring run that flows approximately 36 ft (11 m) into the Santa Fe River from the south. Pickard Spring is surrounded by private property within the heavily forested Santa Fe River floodplain. Discharge on October 1, 1997 measured 11.52 ft3/s
The spring is located along the Santa Fe River 3.7 miles (6.0 km) west of High Springs. From the intersection of US 27 and Main Street in High Springs, drive northwest on US 27 approximately 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to the intersection with CR 138. Turn west (left) onto CR 138 and drive about 2.0 miles (3.2km) to the intersection with Rum Island Road. Turn south (left) at sign for Rum Island and travel approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the boat ramp. The spring islocated on private property and flows into the Santa Fe River from the south approximately 0.4 miles (0.6 km) upstream of the Rum Island boat ramp. A sign “Pickard Spring” is on a tree at the mouth of the spring.