Manager's Message

image of george paxton, park manager, standing by a ccc bridge.

George (Gabby) Paxton, Park Manager

There is no bad time to visit Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park. Bring the whole family and set up on the sandy beach around Blue Springs, which is a second magnitude spring, and gets it's name from it's baby blue color. Redbreast and spotted sunfish are very common in the spring run and you may also see largemouth bass, bluegill, as well as channel catfish, and various species of turtles.

Wildlife such as whitetailed deer and wild turkeys can be seen throughout the day, as well as other various species of wildlife.

If you like swimming at the springs, and getting out into Florida's natural areas, pay us a visit.

We hope to see you soon and welcome you to Florida's 175th state park!

Looking toward spring