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Blue Springs Park

7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL 32643-5821
+1 386-454-1369
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Great day for the money

This is now a state park. It is $6.00 a car to get in. It is beautiful, clear, cold, and deep... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EmilyAnne T
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Pothole City

The springs are beautiful. Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals are reasonable. The campground... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
AineFlorida
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Florida
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Explore 250 acres of the "Real Florida" and stroll along our 1/4 mile boardwalk as it follows the springs run to the Santa Fe River. Gaze into the crystal blue depths from the dock overlooking the spring's boil. Whether it's swimming, picnicking, tubing, canoeing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing...make Blue Springs your adventure destination!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL 32643-5821
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is now a state park. It is $6.00 a car to get in. It is beautiful, clear, cold, and deep! Great place for jumping in the water, relaxing, people watching, and launching a Paddleboard.

Thank EmilyAnne T
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The springs are beautiful. Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals are reasonable. The campground should only be opened to tents or very small camping trailers. The dirt road into the park is deplorable. Potholes across the entire road and filled with water. We were afraid our...More

3  Thank AineFlorida
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

As Florida senior residents we love the State Parks. They are great value for money and normally we would give better than average ratings. However this one needs some work. As I understand it only came into State ownership back in October 2017, so I...More

2  Thank richbam
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went to Blue Springs with the family for kayaking and swimming. Friendly staff, good swimming areas, small hiking trail, and a great place to launch kayaks (with very reasonable shuttle services). However, just a heads up on a few things. There is ONLY 30...More

Thank CharlottenMike
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We loved the spring itself! We paddle boarded down to the spring off the Santa Fe river, and were notified that if we got off our paddle boards or stepped on land we would be charged $2 for entering the park, and really, the waterway...More

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Visited here over the weekend and what an adventure! The campgrounds were clean and secluded and the water was beautiful. The only thing I noticed was noise levels on weekends were a little much during the day time but otherwise a great stay!

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Visited the park on a bright sunny day. We arrived about noon. We took the boardwalk, and saw 5 little manitees in the outlet. We also saw a turtle, and fish we were told were tilapia. We then took a tour on the blue springs...More

1  Thank russellp117
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This park is fantastic! My husband and I definitely thought it was well worth the admission fee and the long line of cars! We went in December where we saw lots of manatees huddled together in the spring to stay warm! It was a once...More

2  Thank thecarneys17
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

My wife and I stopped by Blue Springs a couple of weeks back and truly found "the diamond in the rough". What a beautiful place and to our surprise was just taken over by the state of Florida a couple of months ago. The ranger...More

2  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

As of the end of October, this is now officially known as Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park. The private owners sold it to the State earlier this year for 5.2 million dollars, and the State just took full ownership a few weeks ago. Hurricane Irma...More

1  Thank Claire_and_Bill_Z
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JimL53
20 February 2018|
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Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
They are working on the restoration presently. Damage was pretty extensive and may take a little time.
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LuLou2018
18 February 2018|
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Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
Both places are about 20 miles apart. As for Gators and snakes, well, you're in Florida... On a positive note, if it's warm Gators pretty much stay on shore to regulate their body temps. They don't become active until... More
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