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Lafayette Blue Springs 799 NW Blue Springs Rd.
Mayo FL 32066

Description
Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Lafayette Blue Springs produces up to 168 million gallons of water daily, making it one of Florida's 33 first magnitude springs. Swimming or snorkeling in the spring is a refreshing activity on a hot day; river fishing is also a popular recreation. Visitors can enter the park by boat from the Suwannee River as well as by car. Many visitors enjoy the shaded picnic area. White-tailed deer, gray squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers, and barred owls are some of the animals seen in the park.
 


Visitors can take a dip in the first magnitude spring, walk across the natural limestone bridge that crosses the spring run flowing into the iconic Suwannee River or picnic under the shade of the oak trees with their swaying Spanish moss. Fish or canoe on the Suwannee River or stay in one of the park's rental vacation cabins, which stand on stilts high above the river bank. Bicycling, hiking and wildlife viewing are favorite pastimes for visitors. The picnic area has tables, grills and two pavilions, which are popular for family reunions and parties. A tent only campground is available for park visitors, and as a river camp for paddlers along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail.  Walk-in campsites are equipped with water and electric.  A primitive youth camping area is also available. Portable restroom facilities are provided in the campground, and a restroom facility with a cold-water open-air shower is available in the spring area. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis and all sites are pack-in sites with no vehicle access.


Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • BATHHOUSE
  • BOATING, CANOEING
  • BOATING, KAYAKING
  • BOATING, POWER
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bike Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • CAMPING, PRIMITIVE
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Canoeing
  • Certified Cave Diving
  • FIRST AID SUPPLIES
  • FISHING, RIVER, STREAM
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • INFORMATION/CONTACT STATION
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • LODGING, CABINS
  • MAINTENANCE, FACILITY
  • PICNICKING
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • RESTROOMS
  • RETAIL, FIREWOOD
  • RETAIL, SNACKS
  • RIVER/STREAM
  • SKIING, WATER
  • SWIMMING, RIVER
  • Snorkling
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming, Spring
  • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
  • WATER, DRINKING
  • Walking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Antiquing
  • DINING
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Golfing
  • WILDFLOWER VIEWING
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • BALL FIELD
  • Churches
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • GROCERY STORE
  • GROUP/COMMUNITY FACILITY
  • Laundry
  • MAINTENANCE, VEHICLE
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Newspapers
  • Propane
  • RETAIL, DRINKS
  • RETAIL, ICE
  • Restaurant
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Canoe Rental
  • Hospital
  • RENTALS, BOATS, CANOE
  • RENTALS, BOATS, KAYAKS
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • WATER ACCESS, OCEAN







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