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Madison Blue Spring State Park

Located in one of Florida’s newest state parks, this crystal-clear, first-magnitude spring is a popular swimming hole. The spring pool is a small limestone basin about 72 feet by 82 feet wide and 24 feet deep, on the west bank of the scenic Withlacoochee River.

Image of Kayaker at Madison Blue SpringKayaker at Madison Blue Spring FDEP-Gary Maddox

The spring run flows only 100 feet, cascading over a low pile of limestone boulders, before it reaches the tannic Withlacoochee. Sandy high ground surrounds the spring about 20 feet above water level. The underwater cave is mapped, and a wooden access platform provides easy access for cave divers and swimmers. Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling on the Withlacoochee, and wildlife viewing. Canoe and kayak rentals, with a shuttle service, are available from a concessionaire. Madison Blue Spring is approximately 10 miles east of Madison. Drive east on State Road 6 to the Withlacoochee River and turn south on the west side of the bridge at the park sign.

At a Glance:

Activities: Swimming, scuba diving, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnic area, playground

Entrance Fee: Yes

Scuba Diving: Yes

Onsite Camping: No

Dogs Allowed: Yes–see state park website for rules

Type of Park: Florida state park

Address and Contact Information:

Madison Blue Spring State Park

8300 Northeast State Road 6

Lee, FL 32059

Phone: (850) 971–5003

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