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Troy Spring State Park has served as a swimming hole and getaway destination for the local community for generations, a tradition that continues today among visitors who come to swim and dive in the clear, colorful waters.
The main spring area has some shallow and some deeper areas, for swimming and diving respectively. Those wanting to cool off on a hot summer’s day can splash around in the 72-degree water, or strap on a mask and snorkel to venture out over the spring if feeling a little more adventurous. A multitude of fish are visible from both the surface and underwater, making the submerged world of the spring resplendent with life and color. The sunken wreck of the ship Madison is a particularly fascinating area to explore at the mouth of the spring, its ghostly imprint still visible on clear water days.