When visiting the creek environment, please remember that most of our creeks receive stormwater that can carry pollutants. Due to their urban environment, most of the creeks have bacteria levels that exceed state standards and could pose a health risk to humans and pets even when the water looks inviting. Please enjoy our creeks from designated trails in our parks.
East Tumblin Creek is a short, residential creek in the southern part of the City of Gainesville. It flows in a southwesterly direction from its source, Colclough Pond on the east side of South Main Street, to Bivens Arm Nature Park, and then into Paynes Prairie. The land use in the basin draining into the site is 59% residential and 7% commercial, and 35% forest.
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