Steinhatchee River Rise is the re-emergence of the Steinhatchee River from underground. There was very little flow during October 2001 visit. Spring pool measures 72 ft (21.9 m) north to south and 30 ft (9.1 m) east to west. The depth is 12 ft (3.7 m). Tannic water flows northwest out from underneath a limestone ledge. Algae are present on limestone substrate. Some cypress trees are near water’s edge. The area around the rise has nearby sink depressions and elongated fissures in limestone that run into the Steinhatchee River from its banks. Uplands both north and south of the rise have planted pines. The uplands rise steeply to 10-12 ft (3-3.7 m) above water level on both sides of river channel. This river rise is located in a river flood channel. High water would bring river water flowing over the rise depression from the southeast.
The Steinhatchee River Rise is located between Perry and Cross City off US 19/27A/98. From the intersection of US 98 and US 19/27 in Perry, travel south on US 19/27A/98 approximately 28 miles (45 km) to the Steinhatchee River bridge. After crossing bridges over the Steinhatchee River, veer south (right) into grassy area beside the road. Follow to a small dirt road marked by a Public River Access #5 sign. This dirt road ends at the river rise.