Clifton Springs is a third-magnitude spring composed of at least four separate springs, with multiple vents that feed two separate spring runs. The main spring pool is roughly circular with a diameter of 150 feet. The pool bottom is muddy, with algae-coated leaves and tree branches. The water is turbid and a prominent surface boil is visible. The run is about 10 feet wide and flows northwest for about 250 feet into Lake Jesup. East of the main pool, on the other side of Spring Avenue, there are several more boils which feed a narrow spring run that flows about 1,000 feet toward the northwest into Lake Jesup. The springs are located on a designated state historic site surrounded by several homes, sable palms, and moss-covered oaks.