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Blue Springs Park

7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL 32643-5821
+1 386-454-1369
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See the baby manitee

Visited the park on a bright sunny day. We arrived about noon. We took the boardwalk, and saw 5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Freeland, Michigan
Great For Seeing Manatees!

This park is fantastic! My husband and I definitely thought it was well worth the admission fee and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palm Coast, 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

When I first visited Florida all the books I read said " springs were a must see " . I guess there is many different ones . Well a friend invited me along to this one . Well the books were correct . The springs...More

Thank Cherstyle
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited Blue Springs on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend just for the day. We arrived around 2 and the crowds were not too bad. There was a lot of activity at the Big Blue Spring, with kids jumping from a raised dock, which looked...More

2  Thank JupiterFLMom
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived Tuesday morning at 930am with a few cars in the parking lot. Decided to start with the boardwalk walk to Sante Fe River. With no one around the sounds and views are beautiful. The water was crystal clear allowing us to see the turtles...More

1  Thank SunLuvnGirl
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Pictures make the place look like a paradise but the reality I found was: - The entrance is a problem. If it is overcrowd, they don't allow to enter after certain amount of time (my case, 15 mins; my friend's 45 mins) - The line...More

1  Thank Joselyn_Chanes
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The water is beautiful, clear and cold. My teens spent 5 hours jumping off the platform and swimming. There is a long boardwalk following the water but we didn't follow it all the way to the end. There are plenty of picnic tables, grills, and...More

1  Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We arrived early and went to Naked Springs (inside Blue Springs Park) Had the place to ourselves for a while. As the day progressed, people started arriving but it never got too crowded. Most people stay in the main area of the park. The boardwalk...More

1  Thank msague
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18 February 2018|
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
26 August 2017|
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Response from SunLuvnGirl | Reviewed this property |
About $20/person