Juniper Springs (referred to locally as "the Springs"), located in the Ocala National Forest east of Ocala, Florida, is a natural spring that forms the headwaters of Juniper Creek that winds its way to Lake George in the Saint Johns River. The springs, set in a semitropical woods, is in an oval-shaped pool with limestone caves present on the bottom along with areas of sand and aquatic grasses. The pool is approximately 135 ft long (41 m) and 80 ft wide (24 m) and surrounded by a basin of rock and concrete. Its maximum depth is 18 feet (5.5 m). Eight million gallons of water flow daily from the springs at the bottom. The water is crystal-clear.