The Santa Fe River is a river that runs for 75 miles across multiple counties in the northern part of Florida! It is thought to be a very strange river; the color of the water is always a murky brown due to slow movement and leave droppings. More incredibly, the river actually completely disappears at O’Leno State Park, flows underground and reappears at River Rise Preserve State Park about three miles downstream! Along the river there are many spring heads that provide beautiful 72 degree freshwater to the river, such as Gilchrist, Ginnie and Poe springs. The Santa Fe River is the bridge between some of the most beautiful hidden gems found in Florida.