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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...more
All reviews blue springs beautiful spring santa fe river diving platform concession stand few hours the water was crystal clear winter months picnic tables great for families bring your bug spray long boardwalk paddle boards spring fed hot dogs full hookups small kids
We camped at Gilchrest Blue Springs in mid-March. The check in process was friendly, the rangers are friendly. There is a rental place with innertubes and kayaks and canoes on site. Those people were super nice, reasonable rates. They sell ice, firewood, water, snacks stuff...More
We visited today (March 2019) to find the platform closed. We were told that it is closed due to safety concerns. No indication of timeline for repairs but we were led to believe it would be repaired at some point in the future. Also the...More
Stayed here since we wanted to visit the springs, but this campground should be closed until it can be brought up to Florida minimum standards. no dump station, campsites super tight and no privacy, 30-amp power with no breakers (is that even legal) and roads...More
Planned on staying March 1 to 15. Left on March 4th.
Entry road is a long rutted stretch of fine powder sand that turns to mud when it rains. Park personnel wouldn’t or couldn’t fix the water filled ruts.
Spaces are close together- make sure...More
My rating is in regards to Rv/trailer camping.
Gilchrist Blue Springs is not ready to be open for trailers or RVs. The 1.5 mile entry road is just a sugar sand trail with lots of ruts and definitely not packed down. On arrival we were...More
Roads were muddy and potholed, and some trails were closed, but this has potential once the state of Florida has a chance to make upgrades. Kayaking was fun, and the spring fed lake was clear and beautiful
Absolutely loved the springs and the park; some nice hiking. Really enjoyed swimming and snorkeling in the 72 Degree water. Lots of fish and turtles no manatees the river was too low. Friendly staff. Camping not so good for larger rigs. Difficult to get in...More
Incredibly disappointed in this park and left after only a few hours instead of staying two nights in the campground.
Springs are gorgeous but were closed and “Tallahassee didn’t say we can open them.” There isn’t much else to do...
Rangers had their work cut...More
Response from 2Seasons843 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 1/4 mile from main spring to the opening of the Sante Fe. You can kayak/tube back and forth. We took a Kayak to the Sante Fe and then Kayak'd up the river a bit. You can also rent or bring your own. One day we... More
It is about 1/4 mile from main spring to the opening of the Sante Fe. You can kayak/tube back and forth. We took a Kayak to the Sante Fe and then Kayak'd up the river a bit. You can also rent or bring your own. One day we used paddleboards and that was a great way to be able to see the fish swimming around.