MADISON BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK
Located in one of Florida?s newest state parks, this crystal clear, first magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming. About 82 feet wide and 25 feet deep, the spring bubbles up into a limestone basin along the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling, and wildlife viewing. Madison Blue Spring is approximately ten (10) miles east of Madison on the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. From Madison, drive east on State Road 6 to the Withlacoochee River. Turn south on the west side of the bridge at the park sign. The entrance to the spring is 525 feet south of the highway.
Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for discounted or free passes may use this method to receive their pass. Annual Entrance Passes may be purchased online by visiting the FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNUALENTRANCE PASSES
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Swimming is allowed at the spring area during clear water conditions. Lifeguards are not provided.
Divers must dive within their certification limits. Display C-card in full view on vehicle dash. No open water diving. No solo diving. No scooters (DPV's). Divers must be out of the water one hour before sunset. Note: $10 FEE PER DIVER (includes admission fee) or State Park Passes honored (display pass in full view on dash).
A small canoe launch area is provided for access to the River. There are no canoe rentals on site, however area outfitters will provide services to you.
Madison Blue Springs State Park is located near Live Oak, Madison
Picnic tables, grills and shelters are available. A volleyball area with net and ball is provided.
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Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
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Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Madison Blue Springs State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and can not be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in the springs.
Madison Blue Spring is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Madison on the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. From Madison, drive east on SR 6 to the Withlacoochee River. Turn south on the west side of the bridge at the park sign. Spring is 525 ft (160 m) south of the highway.