Wadesboro Spring is a 4th magnitude spring with water flowing from the Hawthorn Group sediments. The spring is situated at the head of a wooded ravine that is a tributary to Doctors Lake, a branch of the St. Johns River. The spring is enclosed by a 5-foot-high, five-sided concrete and wood enclosure about 15 feet wide by 35 feet long. The spring issues from two closely spaced horizontal cavities in rock below the base of the southwest end of the enclosure. One cavity is about 1 foot wide and the other about 2 feet wide. The head pool is deepest at the spring boil, where turbulence from the discharging spring causes continuous disturbance of the sand bottom. Water depth within most of the enclosure was 1 to 1.5 feet, except adjacent to the spring orifices, where the depth was 5 feet. Water exits through a 13-foot opening on the southeast side of the concrete enclosure. Water from the spring flows about 0.3 mile down a small natural run to Doctors Lake.
The spring is located in Orange Park just north of Doctor’s Lake. From the intersection of US 17 and CR 224 in Orange Park drive west on CR 224 (Kingsley Avenue) approximately 0.6 mi (1 km) to the intersection with CR 224A. Turn south (left) onto CR 224A and drive approximately 0.9 miles (1.4 km). The spring is on the south (left) side of the road and discharges to Doctor’s Lake. The spring is privately owned and access is restricted.