Sherlock Springs may be North Florida’s best kept secret.  This sprawling nature retreat, event venue and environmental educational facility is located in Wakulla County about 15 miles south of Tallahassee.  With its natural spring, nature trails, mixed hardwoods, live oaks and cypress swamp, it provides a unique setting for special events, team building, environmental education and outdoor programs.

The Sparkling Water at Sherlock Springs

The spring at Sherlock Springs is One of more than 1,000 freshwater springs found in Florida. It is fed by the Floridan Aquifer – the largest and deepest aquifer in the state that reaches into parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina. One of nature’s marvels, the temperature of the water in our spring ranges between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round and supports a unique ecosystem that includes a variety of native flora and fauna.

Image of the dock near the Totem Building leading down through green foliage to the spring.
Image of a butterfly that's sitting atop a wildflower with greenery behind.
A school of fish just below the surface of Sherlock Spring.
A view of the crystal clear Sherlock Spring from the lower dock.

Why is it called Sherlock Springs?

Sherlock was a Jack Russell Terrier rescue who was a special companion for Rich, the property owner. Sherlock’s name was particularly appropriate as he had an inquisitive personality and great problem solving skills. Even though Jack Russells are considered ground dogs, Sherlock loved the water and enjoyed accompanying Rich on excursions to rivers, lakes, the coast and salt marshes. With Sherlock, adventure was always in store. Contact us to plan your next adventure at beautiful Sherlock Springs.

Illustration of Sherlock the dog sniffing a turtle

Sherlock Springs Map

The Sherlock Springs campus encompasses more than seventy forested acres and four distinct areas for you to get out and explore!

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