Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is a state park located in Gilchrist County, Florida. The park contains the only known blue spring in Florida and has been designated as a National Natural Landmark. It is also part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
On August 21, 1978, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places under the designation of NRIS number 0000124. Located within the park are the historic Fountainhead Spring House and an interpretive center with exhibits on local ecology and history. Visitors can learn about the medicinal uses of plants at the Interpretive Center’s Gardens & Ecology section.
There is no fee for admission to the park or the Interpretive Center. The park is open from 8:00 am until sundown year round. Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is situated amidst rolling sandhills that gently slope down to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. The park consists of two separate tracts of land, one containing the springs and the other providing access and facilities including picnic areas and camping sites. The park entrance is across the street (County Road 76) from the old Fountainhead Spring House, which served as the park visitor center until its destruction by fire in December 2010. The park includes a boardwalk trail through the woods surrounding the springs. In addition to the natural spring, there is another active well near the campground.