Blue Hole Spring
This beautiful natural spring flows from a limestone ledge about 15 feet deep. and the water is so clear that it appears blue. It was the source of drinking water for the Red Clay Cherokee Council Grounds. Not only was this spring a practical feature, but for the Cherokee it was a mystical one as well.
According to Cherokee belief, another world like ours - animals, plants, and people - is in the underworld. Only the seasons are different. The streams that come from the mountains are the trails that lead to this underworld, and springs are the doorways by which it may be entered. To do this one must fast, go to water, and have one of the underworld people for a guide. We know the seasons are different because in the summer the water coming from the spring is cooler than above ground, and in the winter it is warmer.
The water flowing from this spring joins Mill Creek, a tributary to the Conasagua River.