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Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, Mayo

(4.6/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Lafayette Blue Springs State Park is a Florida State Park, located on the west side of the Suwannee River, seven miles northwest of Mayo, off US 27. It contains one of the state's 33 first magnitude springs, with a daily discharge of up to 168 million gallons.FaunaMany animals live in and around the park. Among the mammals found there are white-tailed deer and gray squirrel. Reptiles that have been seen are the eastern glass lizard, as well as gulf hammock rat, red-bellied, rough green and coral snakes.Bird sightings in the park have included barred owls, cardinals, doves, eagles, flycatchers, red-shouldered hawks, kites, sparrows, swifts, thrushes, warblers, waxwings, pileated woodpeckers, and wrens.
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  • Awoke to sounds of singing birds and deer roaming through the park at 7:30 am with a nice warm cup of coffee sitting on the wrap around porch in beautiful cabin #1 pretty much sums it up.I felt soo re...  more »
  • My friends and family loved swimming at the Springs! There is a cave to swim through if you're brave enough. The current will carry you over rocks and sand but it's quite rough on the body. The sand, ...  more »
  • We got so lucky getting a cabin at this beautiful park for one night. Right on the Suwannee River. And an amazing natural spring that provides a wonderful swimming area. BEAUTIFUL! And quite empty...w...  more »
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  • This spring is really small, but so much fun! There is a small cave in which you can swim under a crossing rock bridge. The cave is fully submerged in water 12' wide and about 2.5' high. I swam through without goggles with no problem. I love that at the end where the spring water begins to meet the river, there is a bottleneck point where the current speeds up. You can literally swim in the same point forever. I would swim more if this was near me. The only negative I have is that too many people that were there smoked and you can't escape it. It's counterintuitive to relax in natural healing spring waters while smoking. #travelwithchavis
  • Nestled in between multiple Springs and the Suwannee River. By far the best camping experience I've ever had!
  • Seen owls, birds, turtles, natural rock & tree formations....went tubing 45 min down the road at Okeechoknee...snorkeling in clear, spring water...bring the bikes...food, clothes and you're ready to enjoy the outdoors at its finest! Cabins are stocked with all but personal stuff and food/drinks, we had low country one night, grilled the next! Will be back again!
  • Really nice cabins within walking distance to springs and Suwannee River.. Tons on birds. Geocaching nearby.
  • It's a nice place but for swimming Madison blue springs is bigger and better