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Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

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 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Gilchrist Blue Springs provides visitors with a chance to experience gorgeous blue waters in a forested landscape.


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0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

100%

Runnable

82' 25 m

High

51' 15 m

Low

32' 10 m

Up

31' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

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Overview

Gilchrist Blue Springs is a relatively recent acquisition by the Florida state park system, and boy was it a good one. Pumping gallons of crystal clear blue water out of an in-ground spring in the middle of the forest, this cerulean pool provides visitors with opportunities to swim, snorkel, and kayak through a unique landscape. Not to mention, the area's abundance of fish and wildlife will keep you peering into the water searching for fish throughout your entire visit.

Need to Know

•This area opens at 8am and closes at sundown, every day of the year. Expect to pay between 4 and 6 dollars in fees to use the park.
•Bring a swimsuit if you have any interest in getting in the water after your run!

Description

The trail in this area provides access to pleasant forests located in and around the natural springs and the adjacent stream. Starting from the parking area, simple follow the trail as it makes a loop through the area and returns to where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for turtles along this run!

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Naked Springs (Gilchrist County, FL)
Feb 10, 2020 near High Sp…, FL
Gilchrist Blue Spring (Gilchrist County, FL)
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