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

Little Blue Spring Spring

Gilchrist County

Summary of Features

  • Scale - 3rd magnitude (estimated)
  • Scenery - fine
  • How Pristine? - near cleared area, small observation platform in spring
  • Swimming - no
  • Protection - very good/private
  • Crowds - none
  • Access - excellent
  • Facilities - excellent
  • Safety - very good
  • Scuba - no
  • Cost - $10 per person

Directions

Address: 7450 NE 60th St, High Springs, FL 32643
386-454-1369
Bluespringspark.com

By land: From High Springs, drive south on U.S. 27/41 about 1 mile. Turn west (right) onto State Road 340 (Poe Springs Road) and drive about five miles to entrance to Blue Springs Campground turnoff (look for sign). Follow another two miles to Blue Springs. From parking area, walk east along dirt path/road to Naked Spring.

By boat, putting in at Rum Island (address: 1447 SW Rum Island Terrace, Fort White, FL 32038): Blue Springs is just downriver of the boat ramp at Rum Island on the opposite bank. From High Springs, drive NW on US 27/SR20 about four miles. Turn left (west) onto State Road 138 and drive about two miles to turnoff to the left (south) at sign for Rum Island. Follow dirt road about 1.5 miles to river. Put boat into the river. Just around the first bend downriver is the platform at the end of the Blue Springs run/Campground boardwalk. Paddle into Blue Springs run at the boardwalk platform, then under the boardwalk to the left where the Naked Spring run joins the Blue Springs run.

Spring Description

The spring lies just below a cleared area a few yards from the larger Blue Spring. The pool is about 15 feet in diameter and is deep blue over the vent, which is visible from a log at the edge of the pool. The depth of the spring appears to be about 8 feet, and the water is very clear. The spring creates a run that flows northeasterly about 150 feet to join the Blue Spring run just below where it is blocked by a fence. Except for the cleared grassy area to the south of the spring, Little Blue is surrounded by dense forest floodplain.  A path has been cleared to the spring, and there is a small floating platform on the edge of the spring.

Use/Access

The platform in the spring appears to be designed to provide a close view of the spring.

Personal Impressions

A very attractive little spring that is overlooked by most of the visitors to Blue Springs, only yards away.

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