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“blue springs”(41 reviews)
“santa fe river”(24 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 beautiful spring diving platform concession stand winter months few hours the water was crystal clear boat tour plenty of picnic tables snack shop great for families bring your bug spray clean bathrooms and showers paddle boards and kayaks kids jumping long boardwalk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tkuba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Fiance and I went kayaking with a friend last year, and this place is amazing! We got out into the river to kayak but afterward, we had way to much fun jumping off the platform! Fun for all ages!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 904Native
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best place outside Orlando parks. A place to relax, enjoy and save cash. Come for a picnic and admire the nature.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SheilaBord
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Munch1002
Reviewed November 14, 2018 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 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
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October 2, 2018|
Response from jillf591 | 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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July 19, 2018|
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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