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Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

 Activities at Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

Birding

Birding

We suggest that you bring a field guide in order to identify the abundant wildlife within the park. Reported sightings are hawks, eagles, kites, doves, swifts, woodpeckers, flycatchers, wrens, thrushes, waxwings, warblers, cardinals, and sparrows.

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

The park has a boat ramp located on the north side of the parking lot. There is over-size parking available for six vehicles.

Boating

Boating

Lafayette Blue Springs is located between mile marker 103 and 104 on the Suwannee River.

Cabins

Cabins

Five cabins on stilts accommodate up to six people. Each cabin features two bedrooms with three beds, a pull-out couch, one bathroom and a kitchen/dining/living room combination with an electric fireplace. Linens and dishes are provided for your convenience. Each includes large screened porch with picnic table and swing or rocking chairs. One ADA accessible cabin with an elevator is available.

For the guest's relaxation, televisions and phones are not provided.

Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287. Pets are not permitted in cabins or cabin areas.

Cabin Rental: $100.00 per night, plus tax.

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Camping, Primitive

Camping, Primitive

Camping is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Portable restroom facilities are available. A restroom facility with a cold-water open-air shower is available in the spring area. This is a pack-in campground with no vehicle access.

Camping, Youth

Camping, Youth

The youth camp area overlooks the Suwannee River and accommodates up to 30 people. Amenities include portable toilet, picnic tables and ground fire rings. A cold water, open-air shower is available at the day use restroom. There is no water or electricity. Call the park for more information and reservations at (386) 294-3667.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Lafayette Blue Springs is a great beginning or ending destination spot while exploring the many wonders of the world famous Suwannee River year round.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is allowed. A Florida fishing license may be required. NO fishing in swimming areas.

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Lafayette Blue Springs State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and can not be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in the springs.  Please see our pet policy.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/thingstoknow/petpolicy.cfm

Picnicking

Picnicking

Picnic facilities are located by the beautiful spring and by the Suwannee River. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come first-served basis. Picnickers can enjoy meals overlooking the beautiful spring and river areas. Two pavilions are also available on a first come, first served basis.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

An extensive aquatic cave system associated with Lafayette Blue Spring, known as the Green Sink cave system, is well documented by the local diving community. Over 12,000 feet of cavern passageways have been surveyed. The caves extend west and southwest from the main spring. The system is described as relatively large and open, averaging 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall, with "rooms" up to 100 feet wide and 30 feet tall.

NO solo or open water diving is permitted. All divers must show proof of certification. Dives cannot extend past 5:00 p.m.

Swimming

Swimming

Swim or snorkel in the 72ยบ F spring water while viewing a variety of fish, turtles and beautiful karst formations. Swim at your own risk. NO lifeguard on duty.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is possible at this park.