Madison Blue Springs State Park, Lee

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#132 of 182 in Nature in Florida
Madison Blue Spring State Park is a Florida State Park, located approximately ten miles east of Madison on the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. It contains one of the state's 33 first magnitude springs.Madison Blue Spring is known for its cool waters and underwater caves. The park was established after a private owner sold 38 acres at the spring in 2000. Subsequently, Nestlé bought 2 adjoining acres, and a preexisting, but unused, bottling permit. After contentious hearings, the state authorized Nestlé to move forward, and tax incentives were approved for Nestlé's construction of a bottling plant. The plant opened in 2004. Water from this operation is used for Nestlé's Deer Park and Zephyrhills bottled water brands.
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  • I wasn't thinking about it being Saturday when I dropped by. I was birdwatching. The spring is beautiful and usually has one or two on the water. But during the fall and winter, it is jammed up with t...  more »
  • My little family and I are still new to Fl, so when we found out that Florida had a lot of natural springs, we were ready to start exploring. The one at Madison Blue Springs State Park was our first o...  more »
  • We love visiting new springs and we hit this one of the way to see others. Stopped by at 7pm on a Thursday night in the summer and had the spring to ourselves. This is not a large spring compared to m...  more »

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