United States Florida High Springs

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

A serene aquatic haven known for its shimmering turquoise spring, offering swimming, snorkeling, camping, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Gilchrist is Florida's newest state park, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. With 5 springs (Gilchrist Blue, the main attraction, and nearby Little Blue Spring, Naked Spring, Kiefer Spring and Johnson Spring for photo-ops and quick dips), there's plenty to see and do.

leah 3 years ago

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park Guides

  • 16 Hidden Gems: the Dreamiest Natural Springs in Florida

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Forget everything you thought you knew about Florida. Over 700 natural springs pepper the north coasts and panhandle, offering up crystalline turquoise waters so pristine that its not uncommon to spot schools of fish or manatees swimming around your feet. Underground caves are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, or grab a tube and float the day away (lazy river style) on the calm, cool rivers that connect spring to spring.