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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Camping

The park features 25 campsites; 17 sites for RV/tent camping (30 amp available), 8 tent only camping.

Reservations: 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.

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Canoeing and Kayaking

Paddling, snorkeling and swimming are all popular at the main springhead and spring run.

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Hiking Nature Trail

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 invertabrates.  Nature study and hiking are very popluar at this park.

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Picnic Pavilion

Bring a picnic and sit under the covered pavillions for a scenic view of the springs.

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Restroom Facilities

When you visit Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park, restroom facilities are avilable to change into your gear and prepare for the beautiful springs swimming areas.

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Snorkeling

Snorkeling is available in designated areas.

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Swimming

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park offers swimming at many of the springs located at the park.

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park - Wildlife Viewing

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 invertabrates.  Come out and view the variety of aquatic life that call these springs home.