Washington Blue Springs Econfina emerges as two small boils from the base of a limestone bluff. Spring water flows southwest into a shallow pool that is 57 ft north to south and 105 ft east to west. The pool averages approximately 2 ft deep, and is virtually indistinguishable from the upper spring run. Water quality samples were taken at the vent in the northeast end of the pool. The water is clear with a light greenish hue. The spring pool has native aquatic vegetation, a sand bottom, and some algae are present. The northern half of the spring pool area has a concrete retaining wall and steps leading into the water. The run flows generally from northeast to southwest approximately 500 ft into Econfina Creek. Approximately 150 ft (46 m) downstream from Washington Blue Spring Econfina, another tributary spring, called Washington Blue Spring Econfina No. 2, flows in from the north. The small spring run is 200 ft (61 m) long and flows south into Washington Blue Springs Econfina Run.
Spring No. 2 spring emerges as a clear stream from the base of a 15 ft (5 m) high bluff. There is also another spring associated with this cluster of springs called Washington Blue Springs Econfina No. 3, reportedly downstream along Washington Blue Spring Econfina Run, but this was not visited by the authors. Springs Fever website has a map of the spring distribution at Washington Blue Springs Econfina. North of Washington Blue Springs Econfina, high ground rises steeply to approximately 15 ft (4.6 m) above the water level. This high ground is developed into a recreation area. Toward the north and east is mixed hardwood and pine forest. Westward toward Econfina Creek is mixed hardwood and cypress swamp forest.
Washington Blue Springs Econfina is located on NWFWMD land 23 miles southwest of the US 231 (Cottondale) exit on I-10. The area is managed as a weekend campground and access may be obtained by calling the NWFWMD district office. Travel south approximately
23 miles on US 231 from the I-10 exit to the intersection with SR 20. Turn west (right) on SR 20 and travel 5.8 miles. Turn north (right) on Blue Springs Road and travel 1.3 miles to the gated entrance on the left.