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#1 Oct 19, 2010
Yates Springs was the best entertainment for kids growing up in Decatur County. There was swimming and skating. Those were the days!

“big fish/small pond”

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#2 Oct 20, 2010
AMEN!!! Too bad kids today don't have that.
Curious

Lexington, VA

#3 Mar 8, 2013
I've seen the pictures of the Spring-lovely! How would someone get there now? Is it on private property? Thanks!
yes

Albany, GA

#4 Mar 8, 2013
Curious wrote:
I've seen the pictures of the Spring-lovely! How would someone get there now? Is it on private property? Thanks!
Yes, it is private property. I wouldn't recommend trying to get there.
Just sayn

Stockbridge, GA

#5 Mar 8, 2013
No. The land under the spring and around the spring is private . The free flowing water belongs to us ALL. Technically stay in your boat your good to go. Owners whine but really can't do anything about it
From the Stands

Wellington, AL

#6 Mar 8, 2013
Try it and see!!
actually

Bainbridge, GA

#7 Mar 8, 2013
Just sayn wrote:
No. The land under the spring and around the spring is private . The free flowing water belongs to us ALL. Technically stay in your boat your good to go. Owners whine but really can't do anything about it
Not entirely true. According to State and Federal Laws, a waterway has to be considered 'navigable in fact' in order to grant access via a waterway that is on private property. Now, define 'navigable in fact'....that can be complex, but the general rule is, if it is 'navigable for Commerce''it is 'navigable in fact'...anyone who is a bit familiar with this particular property knows that it is a small inlet that requires going against a current to even access it. It is surrounded by several different land owner's private property from the Spring Creek entrance and there are signs that make you aware it is Private Property. Bottomline, we should all respect each other's property...
Just sayn

Stockbridge, GA

#8 Mar 8, 2013
From the Stands wrote:
Try it and see!!
I did and do caught 3 bass out of yesterday afternoon. I fish it regularly "From the boat"
My opinion

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#9 Mar 8, 2013
I really really think if someone tried to rebuild the spring and make it like it use to be it would be a gold mine. With gas prices the way they are and with the spring so close, it would be packed on the weekends with peep from Miller, Seminole, and Decatur County. Put the beach back with the slide and high dive in place. Sell hamburgers, hot dogs, and cokes. Someone could make some serious money at the springs. To me it is a jewel of our area that is hidden
britt

Albany, GA

#10 Mar 8, 2013
Nice
Curious

Lexington, VA

#11 Mar 8, 2013
Thank ya'll for letting me know this, I do appreciate it, and respect a land owner's right to privacy. But goodness, from the pictures, it is truly beautiful!
sandbagger11

Albany, GA

#12 Mar 8, 2013
The owner will not do it. The reason he shut it down to begin with is because blacks started trying to get in and he was not having that so he shut it down. Can u really blame him? His property and he can do with it like he pleases... They just messed it up for us.
actually

Bainbridge, GA

#13 Mar 8, 2013
My opinion wrote:
I really really think if someone tried to rebuild the spring and make it like it use to be it would be a gold mine. With gas prices the way they are and with the spring so close, it would be packed on the weekends with peep from Miller, Seminole, and Decatur County. Put the beach back with the slide and high dive in place. Sell hamburgers, hot dogs, and cokes. Someone could make some serious money at the springs. To me it is a jewel of our area that is hidden
Times have changed.... can only imagine the cost of L I A B I L I T Y Insurance to cover such an undertaking and I'm sure that had a lot to do with why it became closed to the public along with the owner's aging.
JustSaying

Bainbridge, GA

#14 Mar 8, 2013
sandbagger11 wrote:
The owner will not do it. The reason he shut it down to begin with is because blacks started trying to get in and he was not having that so he shut it down. Can u really blame him? His property and he can do with it like he pleases... They just messed it up for us.
the owner is deceased
curious

Albany, GA

#15 Mar 9, 2013
I would love to see pictures of it, i hear stories about my parents going down there all the time as kids...
Mls

Snellville, GA

#16 Mar 9, 2013
I'm not dead ... I do still own it and no .... U let me catch u there on my land I will have u arrested ! Cameras out
Coon lover

Atlanta, GA

#17 Mar 10, 2013
sandbagger11 wrote:
The owner will not do it. The reason he shut it down to begin with is because blacks started trying to get in and he was not having that so he shut it down. Can u really blame him? His property and he can do with it like he pleases... They just messed it up for us.
What a lie. We all know blacks can't swim. Just like they can't skate because they don't have that extra bone in their ankles.
So Confusing

Kittanning, PA

#19 Mar 13, 2013
Is this posting about Yates Springs, trespassing, or the anatomy of the black people?
Curious

Lexington, VA

#20 Mar 17, 2013
It was originally about Yates Springs, and I never meant for it to veer so far off course. But i appreciate the reply letting me know that the Spring was private.
other springs close

Bainbridge, GA

#21 Mar 17, 2013
I was asked to leave once myself. What "Actually" wrote above is true. I asked a game warden and others.Seems I lived there when young all weekend. It was great and still awsome but is private. The liability issue is a biggie this day and time. Just upstream is a smaller sping on the left, west, in a rt hand corner one can enter and is nice but one can see the whole creek in that area is God's creation.

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