This idyllic, ecologically sensitive and protected treasure is located within the Juniper Springs campground boundaries. The tropical appearance belies the chilly temperature of the water. I decided to do a separate post describing it instead of lumping it in with the Juniper Springs post.
How do you describe Eden? Blue. The crystal water is blue. Numerous clear white sand areas pinpoint the location of “boils” — places where cold water erupts through cracks in the underground limestone, roiling the sand bottom and scouring it white.
Fish abound, free and unafraid. We saw two adult turtles, one with an orange neck and one without the coloration. Maybe they were male and female? A baby turtle swam through the transparent water, then ducked down to the darker colored bottom.
Most of the fish were relatively small, but we did see a few large ones.
No fishing, swimming, dogs, or anything that might endanger the tranquility of the spring is permitted here.
Since I don’t have words to describe the beauty without sounding gushy, I will just post photos for you to enjoy.