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“blue springs”(44 reviews)
“santa fe river”(24 reviews)
“per person”(13 reviews)
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
7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL 32643-5821
+1 386-454-1369
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All reviews blue springs santa fe river per person beautiful spring diving platform concession stand winter months boat tour the water was crystal clear few hours snack shop plenty of picnic tables bring your bug spray clean bathrooms and showers paddle boards and kayaks kids jumping great for families
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to take your family and friends. Nice deck over the water. Lots of facilities and outdoor grilles available. Now state owned and operated

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rand D
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Spend there a couple of hours. The water is cold but clear and clean. We paid 6$ for the family. Next time I’ll bring my bbq gear!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PBTN
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Very family friendly, clean, great facilities. You can play on the beach, jump in off the diving platform, or float down the river. They have covered pavilions for picnicking and the limit the number who can be there at once, so it's never insanely packed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HaikuValorie
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This place is truly amazing. They have a few spots for camping. It was only $6 per car admission. I have never seen such clear water. It's a bit cold since it is spring fed but you can see all the way to the bottom....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful springs with jumping platform and plenty of room for people to swim or tube. Campground is small but shady and nice. Rv side is a lil tight but the tent side is nice spacious large spots! Short walk to spring and sand volleyball courts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Travel242424
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Swam with the manatees and enjoyed the total snorkeling experience.We would recommend this spring to anyone. Caution: This place get extremely busy on the weekends.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank peterzurbich
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We came to Gilchrist Blue Springs to do some camping and to see the beautiful water! While the spring area is beautiful, the campground is far from ready for those with RV’s! The road approx 1.5 miles to the campground area is extremely washed out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Carol N
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Crystal clear water... Helpful staff. There are 2 springs, a river/steam, a jumping platform and shallow sandy areas for small kids. Perfect ending to a great weekend trip

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank crysaskew2018
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Thus park was a hidden gem. The park was not over crowded. The water was crystal clear even with the recent flooding. The staff was super helpful. And the concession and rentals were affordable. Great shaded and shallow water for younger kids. Don't miss the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank crys_askew
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Our family went there for the day and not only is this a very economical destination it is beautiful. The park is clean and well maintained. I can't wait to go again!

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 2, 2018|
Response from JILL F | Reviewed this property |
It is beautiful and there are 3 more Springs Parks right there.
September 29, 2018|
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Response from Rebecca M | 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
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Response from 712mildred | Reviewed this property |
ii would call. but they are allowed almost everywhere now . as they should be. good luck