Radium Springs | Albany, Ga2501 Radium Springs Road Albany, Ga
Radium Springs is one of Georgia’s seven wonders, located in Albany. It is a natural blue hole cave that pumps 7,000 gallons of natural spring water every day. The water is crystal clear so you can see fish and turtles swimming near the cave hole. The water reflects a beautiful blue-green color, as well, making it a sight to behold!
Surrounding the spring are the ruins of a once vibrant gardens and resort. Visitors are welcome to walk the perimeter of the spring, along the courtyard and sidewalks.
Unfortunately, the public is not allowed to swim in the constant 68-degree water. When we visited we met a couple who was there at the same time, reminiscing over times-passed. They told us about a time when swimming was still allowed. People would come from all around to play and picnic on the grounds. They pointed out speakers in the trees that pumped music for the younger crowd. There was even a slide from the ruins into the spring!
If you want more information about blue holes like this spring, be sure to visit the Flint Riverquarium, right down the road.
After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.