Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, Mayo

4.7
#163 of 185 in Nature in Florida
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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  • July 22, 2017
    I almost didn't write this review. I don't want other people to discover these magnificent cabins. There are 6 cabins located a 5 minute walk from the main spring. We were really impressed with the de...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    We love the cabins in the Florida State Parks. We have been to seven of them so far. They uniformly are clean and well appointed, including central AC and heat, a gas fireplace, ceiling fans inside an...  more »
  • May 16, 2017
    Newly built or remodeled with clean parking area, picnic area & bathrooms. The swim area is not huge so too many people would make it feel crowded but during our visit on a Sunday, it was almost empty...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Great bathroom and changing facility. Nice, clear, brisk, spring water. Relatively small spring. Would like to see showers installed in restroom area and grass mowed back around picnic areas.
  • May 10, 2017
    This is a wonderful place to cool off and swim in their springs. The water is freezing cold & beautiful as it is truly coming up untainted from the spring. So clear in fact that what you think is a few feet of water could be anywhere from 80-30 feet in a few spots.
  • April 16, 2017
    Shhh! Don't tell anyone about this park. Amazing cabins, wrap a round porches and quiet. Nice walk to Suwannee river. Swimming hole. Lots of "old" Florida to see in the area. Coming back in the fall.
  • June 26, 2017
    Great place, but keep your stuff near. They'll sure steal it here.
  • June 7, 2017
    The water is great! A fun place to go swimming.

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