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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

12 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is the newest addition to Florida State Parks!

The park contains a collection of natural springs, including a large second magnitude spring that produces an average of 44 million gallons of water per day. This spring, known as Gilchrist Blue, has outstanding…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Available
  • At&t
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups

Reviews

12 Reviews of Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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John & Abbie R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2021

Great place, but make sure to check weather first

We loved camping here, but the hurricane caused the springs to flood and they were unswimmable muddy brown. And it was 98 degrees outside. Beautiful place, but make sure the springs are open before you go!!! Especially if it’s hot 🥵!

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Month of VisitAugust
Jenn B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2021

Beautiful Spring

Sites are small. Spring is gorgeous - you can swim, yak, canoe, and SUP. Be aware of the electric situation - might need converter. Some trails. Bathrooms need updating. Not privacy between sites.

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Site10
Month of VisitAugust
Lazy C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2021

Camp in a beautiful spring state park

Campground close to the spring. Beautiful place. Not a lot of privacy. Amenities okay.

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Month of VisitApril

Location

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is located in Florida

Directions

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is located in Gilchrist County about 5 miles to the west of High Springs, FL off NW 182nd Ave. (CR340) in the north central part of the state along the Santa Fe River. The park is located 25 miles south of Lake City and about 20 miles to the northwest of Gainesville.

Coordinates

29.82940945 N
82.68364518 W

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About This Campground

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is the newest addition to Florida State Parks!

The park contains a collection of natural springs, including a large second magnitude spring that produces an average of 44 million gallons of water per day. This spring, known as Gilchrist Blue, has outstanding water clarity and discharges water through a shallow spring run about one-quarter mile to the Santa Fe River. The other named springs on-site are Little Blue Spring, Naked Spring, Kiefer Spring and Johnson Spring.

The most significant ecological habitats within the park include the spring run stream and floodplain communities. The main spring run is renowned for its support of a diversity of wildlife species including turtles, fish and invertebrates.

Paddling, snorkeling and swimming are all popular at the main springhead and spring run. Pavilions are available and a concession stand provides food and beverage service. Other popular activities include hiking, nature study and picnicking.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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