Blue Springs SP

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  1. cgpotts

    cgpotts New Member

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    We spent 2 nights here last weekend and we will be back here again.

    We pulled up in front of site #26 and our hearts dropped a bit. It was an up hill slope to what appeared to be a level spot at the top, but it seemed narrow. We parked and walked up the hill and at we got closer to the top we got a bit excited. The site opened up on both sides considerably. On the right there was a large oval opening big enough to hold a large tent. On the left side the opening had a picnic table that we set our pop up shade over.

    The center section was perfect for a pop up like ours. We backed up and parked the trailer on the right side, the power was 5 ft from our power port and the water faucet was about 3 ft from out water inlet. The fire ring was about 12 feet on a diagonal from the rear corner of the trailer on the front door side. There was plenty of vegetation between sites give lots of privacy.

    The check in was quick and easy. They sell firewood at the guard gate. There are two concession stands and a gift shop the sells the required tee shirts and hats. They also sell masks, snorkels and fins for use in the springs. The swimming area of the springs is a short walk from the camping area. You can rent tubes for $5.00 a day or you can bring your own noodles like we did. They also rent kayaks and have a tour boat to take you up St John's river.

    We were lucky enough to be there during the Fire Fly season and had hundreds of Fire Flies in the brush and woods surrounding our camp site. It was like someone had put Christmas lights all through the woods. The restrooms were clean but need to be updated in the near future.

    We will be back.

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  2. jmcclung11

    jmcclung11 Active Member

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    Nice review! We loved it there too. But, we did drive to the parking near the springs....4 kids, tubes, snorkels, towels, drinks, and snacks were a little much to carry from the campground.

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  3. jjkach

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    We went here for 5 days last w/e. Great park, enjoyed the campsite, the tubing, the boat tour and the springs. We hiked the trails and rode bikes and had the best weather the whole time. We will be going back to this park soon.
     
  4. scubacamper

    scubacamper Well-Known Member

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    We've been there several times and are going back in a few weeks...so close to Orlando and not far from home (Jax).
     

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