Springs Fever: A Field & Recreation Guide to 500 Florida Springs.
2nd Edition by Joe Follman and Richard Buchanan

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Bluebird Spring
Citrus County

Summary of Features

  • Scale - 2nd magnitude (estimated) Scenery - fair
  • How Pristine? - exotics in water, retaining wall, land cleared for park
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - unknown
  • Crowds - can be large on warm weekends
  • Access - excellent
  • Facilities - very good
  • Safety - very good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - free 

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Directions (address and phone: 8950 Bluebird Springs Lane, Homosassa, FL 34448. 352-527-7540)
From U.S. 19 in Homosassa, turn south onto Highway 480 (Yulee Drive). Continue about a mile, then turn left onto Blue Bird Springs Road. There is a sign for the park at the turn. Google map link at www.google.com/maps/place/Bluebird+Springs+Park/@28.7883838,-82.579658,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x291ba2b440a0707?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKru-hoN3VAhVL6oMKHY0CB_UQ_BIIeDAK

Spring Description
The spring forms a large oval pool that is about 225 feet long and 120 feet wide.  One side of the spring has a low concrete retaining wall, and a portion is also fenced in one corner by the retaining wall.*  The flow point or points in the pool could not be determined, as the pool was filled with exotic vegetation and there was no boil on the surface.  The depth could not be determined with any accuracy, but the water was clear to a depth of 4-5 feet.  There were herons and turtles in the pool.  Land around the pool has been cleared to create a municipal park.

There is some trash in the pool and run.  Water flows from the main pool area to form a run that is initially about 100 feet wide.  After about 200 feet, the run narrows to about 15 feet across and 2-3 feet deep.

Use/Access

Local Springiana
The owner of a local hotel in Homosassa told the authors that Bluebird Spring no longer flows. However, water was flowing from the pool into the creek when JF visited the site in April 2001.

Personal Impressions
The spring and park are not attractive.

Nearby Springs

Other Nearby Natural Features
Rainbow Springs State Park
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
Withlacoochie State Forest