Florida’s Newest Springs State Park

gilchrist blue springs State park

Looking for a new place to visit this summer? Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park, the newest addition to Florida State Parks, is home to a stunning display of natural springs that will entice you with its calm, crystalline waters. This Florida natural wonder is ideal for an outdoor excursion, where you can spend the day […]

Splash Around in the Springs Near Gainesville, Florida

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

North Florida is home to over 1,000 freshwater springs, including the United States’ largest collection of first-magnitude freshwater springs. The springs are an excellent way to get outside and explore Florida’s natural side. Did you know that the crystal clear water flows from underground all year at a refreshing 72 degrees Fahrenheit, or 22 degrees […]

Best Springs In Florida for Swimming

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

It’s summer in Florida, so swimming, sailing, and soaking up the rays are on the agenda.One of the best aspects of Florida is the abundance of lakes, rivers, and springs for outdoor recreation. There are plenty of options in the Florida area for a peaceful river for an afternoon of sunbathing and relaxation, or a […]

We camped in Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is Florida’s newest state park, located in High Springs. The state bought the property in 2017 and turned it into the 175th state park in the state. I had visited the facility when it was privately owned and operated and felt it would be much better cared for by the […]

Top Things to do in Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park view

Paddleboarding, snorkeling, and swimming are all popular activities in the park. Paddling at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park Paddling in Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is an unforgettable experience. Float a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard down the quarter-mile spring run that connects the main spring headwaters to the Santa Fe River.Tranquil, […]

Explore Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park with Kids

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park view

Remember all those wonderful childhood memories, such as going swimming with your father in the woods or simply sitting under a cherry tree? Want to give your children the same outdoor experiences you had as a child? Then Florida’s springs are an excellent option. They’re ideal for hiking, swimming, and simply relaxing. Visiting Gilchrist Blue […]

5 Best Things to Do in High Springs, Florida

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

High Springs is located in Alachua County in north-central Florida, just north of Gainesville. It’s best known for the refreshing springs that bubble to the surface and keep the temperature at 72 degrees all year, even when the air temperature and humidity are nearly unbearable. Visitors to High Springs have access to a number of […]