This head spring is a popular, easy swimming hole.
Many prefer it over the neighboring Blue Hole because it is more shallow and easier for children.
The headspring is easily accessed via a short path from the northern entrance parking lot. There is a stone staircase which leads to the spring, and there is a lift for ADA accessibility.
This spring is the origin of the Ichetucknee River.
The spring pool measures 102 ft (31.1 m) east to west and 87 ft (26.5 m) north to south. The depth measures 17 ft (5.2 m) over the vent.
Water in the Ichetucknee Head Spring is beautiful, clear and light blue. It rises from a crack in the limestone, and forms a visible boil on the water surface.
The spring has sand and limestone bottom with little or no aquatic vegetation. A thin layer of algae carpets most of the bottom of the spring.
There are thick bands of grass and shrubs on the north and east shorelines. The surrounding land in Ichetucknee Springs State Park is densely forested.