Williford Spring has a circular spring pool in a conical depression whose sand bottom is rippled by issuing spring currents. The pool measures 57 ft in diameter. The vent is under a limestone ledge roughly in the center of the pool, and the depth measured over the vent is 10.1 ft. There is a sizeable boil over the vent, and the color of the water is light blue-green. There is no aquatic vegetation in the pool, and a thin layer of algae covers less than half of the limestone and sand substrates. A wooden entry stairway is located on the north side of the spring with erosion control concrete bags on either side. Williford Spring discharges through a swiftly flowing spring run that travels south for approximately 443 ft into Econfina Creek.
There are numerous other smaller springs that feed into Williford Spring run immediately downstream. Some of these springs are small trickles from limestone fissures exposed along the banks of the run. To the north and west of Williford Spring, high ground rises to approximately 15 ft above the water surface. There is a small, cleared parking and picnic area on the adjacent north side of the spring. A lowland forest of hardwoods, cypress and palms hugs the spring and its run. The surrounding rolling sand hills terrain supports mixed hardwood and pine uplands. A hiking trail system is along the north side of the spring run.
Williford Spring and surrounding uplands are managed by the NWFWMD as a daytime recreation area accessible by permit/reservation only. For information on access to the spring, contact NWFWMD.
The spring is located on NFWMD land 23 miles southwest of the US 231 (Cottondale) exit on Interstate 10. From I-10, travel south on US 231 approximately 23 miles to the intersection with SR 20. Turn west (right) on SR 20 and travel 7.5 miles to Herman Strickland Rd. Turn north (right) and follow the road 0.8 miles to the gated spring entrance on the right.