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“blue springs”(44 reviews)
“per person”(13 reviews)
“santa fe river”(22 reviews)
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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
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7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL 32643-5821
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+1 386-454-1369
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 3, 2015

We found Blue Springs Park by chance as we tried to go to another park on Memorial Day weekend and we were told it was not very appropriate for families with teens or children. They directed us to look at Blue Springs. Glad we did!...More

4  Thank Edward G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is a gem of Florida. However the people running it do not care about you or your family and just want your money. IF YOU ARE TRAVELING BY BOAT DON'T GET OUT ON THEIR PROPERTY OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED! If you don't...More

5  Thank 900jayc21
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All reviews blue springs per person santa fe river concession stand winter months beautiful spring diving platform boat tour few hours snack shop the water was crystal clear 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 days 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

Thank Rand D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

Thank insoptinc2
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melissab142
October 2, 2018|
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Response from JILL F | Reviewed this property |
It is beautiful and there are 3 more Springs Parks right there.
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diaq
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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Marcus l
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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
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