Manager's Message

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Dennis Parson, Park Manager

If you’re looking for a quiet getaway in the heart of springs country, look no further than Lafayette Blue Springs State Park. The summer weather brings mild temperatures and longer days, while the first-magnitude spring maintains its 72-degree temperature all year round. During this season, there are many opportunities for bird-watching as our feathered friends are nesting and hatching new babies. You can try spotting them while following our nature trail as it winds around two sinkholes and gives you a glimpse of the cavern system that leads to the spring. Try a little fishing from the river bank, or launch your boat from the ramp and get a different perspective on the river while trying your luck with the fish.

You can choose to spend the night with us in our cabins, where you’ll find yourself relaxing on the wraparound porch watching and listening to the birds in the tree canopy. Visitors looking to rough it a little can tent camp in our walk-in campground which has 10 sites and a group camp area. Don’t forget to get outside at night and look up at the glittering stars. Look for some of the more well-known constellations, or find a new one that you may not see at home.

Be sure to check back often for more information on cabin rentals and the campground, and make a plan to spend some time in nature.