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

Little Blue 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 - $5 per person

Directions
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 milesto entrance to Blue Springs Campground turnoff (look for sign). Followanother two miles to Blue Springs. Little Blue Spring is to the left ofBlue Spring, in the trees below the parking area.

For maps, latitude/longitude data, driving directions, satelliteimagery, and topographic representations as well as weather conditionsat this spring, go to Greg Johnson's informative "Florida Springs Database"web site at the following address:  http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida

Spring Description
The spring lies just below a cleared area a few yards from the largerBlue Spring. The pool is about 15 feet in diameter and is deep blue overthe vent, which is visible from a log at the edge of the pool. The depthof 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 jointhe Blue Spring run just below where it is blocked by a fence. Except forthe cleared grassy area to the south of the spring, Little Blue is surroundedby 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 closeview of the spring.

Personal Impressions
A very attractive little spring that is overlooked by most of the visitorsto Blue Springs, only yards away.

Nearby Springs

Other Nearby Natural FeaturesContact Information
Blue Springs Park and Campground
High Springs, Fla.
386-454-1369