Manager's Message

Erica Lewis

Erica Lewis, Park Manager

Madison Blue Spring State Park protects one of Florida’s 33 first magnitude springs. It discharges into a remarkable karst bowl and a 150-foot spring-run stream before merging with the scenic Withlacoochee River. It’s a perfect place to swim and snorkel with your family or have a peaceful day just for yourself. The spring averages a constant temperature between 68 and 72 degrees — invigorating in the summer sun —and has depths up to 25 feet. It’s a must-see when in the North Florida area.

The park showcases nationally significant examples of karst topography, including limestone outcrops and an array of unique sinkhole types. Trails meander along the river and provide glimpses of the Withlacoochee and different types of sinkholes. Red-shouldered hawks, red-tailed hawks, Mississippi kites, deer, gopher tortoise and other wildlife can be seen on the scenic trails.

Certified cave divers can participate in cave and cavern diving at Madison Blue. This internationally-known cave diving destination provides recreational opportunities and spectacular underwater scenery.  Imperiled species may be seen during a dive as the park provides habitat for three imperiled species of cave-dwelling invertebrates.

A favorite pastime for many visitors is spending the day grilling, picnicking, playing volleyball, swimming, and walking the trails. There are grills and picnic tables scattered throughout the park as well as two pavilions near the river.

Need a fun break? Madison Blue Spring State Park awaits you. Visit us today!