Lafayette Blue Spring
Visitors can take a dip in the first magnitude spring, walk across the natural limestone bridge that crosses the spring run flowing into the iconic Suwannee River or picnic under the shade of the oak trees with their swaying Spanish moss. Fish or canoe on the Suwannee River or stay in one of the park's rental vacation cabins, which stand on stilts high above the river bank.
Known for: Swimming, scuba diving, kayaking/canoeing, boat ramp, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnic area, grills, tables
Lafayette Blue Spring Experiences & Suggestions (6)
Set 1 of 3
Jul 5, 2017
- With its cool water and large jumping platform, Gilchrist Blue Springs has provided a fun relief from the summer heat for generations. But for the first time in nearly 50 years the park is going through a change.
Jun 5, 2017
- Remote, picturesque and rural, northwest Florida is a long way from major population centers. But that's what it takes to get off the beaten path.
Set 2 of 3
Jul 1, 2016
- When we visited Lafayette Blue Springs this week we had the place pretty much to ourselves! It was great. There was a couple of people that stopped by and then left, but for the most part we didn't have to share it with anyone.
Jun 11, 2015
- Summertime in Florida is hot hot hot, and a wonderful remedy for the heat is a dip in one of the many fresh water springs which bubble up from our underground aquifer. Trips to the springs create a conundrum, as it's great to go for a day trip but sad to stay for such a brief time.
Set 3 of 3
Dec 31, 2014
- Just how many different springs are named 'Blue Springs' in Florida? I'm not exactly sure! There must be at least a dozen. Lafayette Blue Springs State Park is one of them. Situated along the Suwannee River, the spring bubbles out and makes a short run to the Suwannee.
Apr 10, 2014
- This morning we go down first thing to check the river level. Hope springs eternal dontcha know? Yup it's up. The far fence post is just above the water.
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