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.
Originally opening in 1958 as a private park, Gilchrist Blue Springs Park has always been a popular local recreation spot.
On June 14, 2017, Florida's 45th Governor, Rick Scott, and Cabinet officials approved the acquisition of the 407-acre Blue Springs parcel including numerous natural springs and one mile of frontage along the Santa Fe River. The property was purchased from Blue Springs Properties Inc., which has managed it as a private park and campground, known as Blue Springs Park, since 1958.
On October 30, 2017, Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park officially opened as Florida's 175th state park. Gilchrist Blue offers visitors incredible resource-based recreation opportunities while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.