Radium Springs in Albany, Ga

Radium Springs | Albany, Ga

2501 Radium Springs Road
Albany, Ga

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Radium Springs in Albany

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.

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3 Comments on "Radium Springs in Albany, Ga"

  1. This is one place I would definitely visit. I have been there at least 4 times.Last time I visited this july 2013.

    Wow! Really great!

  2. Love Radium Springs. Great place to go with your family.

  3. Lynne Johnson | 07/01/2020 at 9:19 pm | Reply

    Good job, Lesli. Couple of corrections to your article, though. Radium Springs pumps 70,000 gallons a MINUTE through the aquifer – not 7,000 gallons a day. Also the so-called “ruins” are not ruins at all, but the work of FEMA as recently as 2004. “Ruins” would denote buildings that were abandoned and subsequently decayed, but these buildings were willfully and illegally demolished out of spite, racism, and a poor county’s fear of pissing off the federal government, despite the tireless work of a tiny handful people who saw Radium as the true historical spot that it was. I can fill you in on the whole story, if you like.

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