Experiences & Amenities
Pardon Our Dust
As the newest Florida State Park, we are planning for amenity improvements such as the entrance road, campground and bath house. RV campers, please be advised there is currently no dump station. Tent campers staying on sites with power require a 30-amp adapter to utilize household plugs. Be advised that during heavy rains the current park drive can be difficult to navigate. Thank you for your patience.
The park features 25 campsites: 17 sites for RV/tent camping (30 amp available) and eight tent-only camping.
- Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book online or call 800-326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or TDD 888-433-0287.
Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been.
Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land-use ethics should be followed.
Paddling, snorkeling and swimming are all popular at the main springhead and spring run. Canoe and kayak rentals are available onsite by Anderson's Outdoor Adventures.
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 invertebrates. Nature study and hiking are very popular at this park.
Snorkeling is available in designated areas.
Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park offers swimming at many of the springs located at the park.
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 invertebrates.
Come out and view the variety of aquatic life that inhabit these springs.
Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to all of our visitors.
These amenities include:
- Picnic facilities with tables and grills.
- Campsites with picnic table, ground grill and nearby restrooms.
Service animals are welcome in all areas of Florida State Parks.
Bring a picnic and sit under the covered pavilions for a scenic view of the springs.
When you visit Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park, restroom facilities are available to change into your gear and prepare for the beautiful springs swimming areas.