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Location: 5247-5273 Blue Springs Rd

County: Washington      Nearby Town: Youngstown

Latitude/Longitude: 30.453238, -85.529542

Overview

Located approximately 1.5 miles north of State Road 20 and accessed off Blue Springs Road North, the Blue Spring Recreation Area features an ADA-compliant ramp and stair access to the spring, an overlook deck of the spring vent, and a pedestrian bridge overlooking a separate karst feature on the site. Visitors can also use picnic pavilions, a pedestal grill, a fire ring, and portable toilet. Three individual campsites are available for use by reservation only. 

Day-use is allowed from 8 a.m. to Sunset.

Please note: The Blue Spring camping area has been relocated and is accessed through the first entrance to the site on Blue Springs Road. The Day Use area is accessed through the second entrance on Blue Springs Road.

Blue Spring is one of 11 springs or spring groups, comprised of at least 39 vents, located along the Econfina Creek basin. Blue Spring features three spring vents, and the combined flow classifies the group as a third magnitude spring (flow between 1 and 10 cubic feet per second).

Flow from Blue Spring and the other springs along Econfina Creek ultimately discharge into Deer Point Lake, which is the primary source of drinking water for residents in Bay County.

To help protect Econfina Creek and its contribution zone, the Northwest Florida Water Management District manages 41,334.18 acres of public lands in the Econfina Creek Water Management Area. (This acreage total includes the Sand Hill Lakes Mitigation Bank, also known as the Fitzhugh Carter Tract.)

Recreation Opportunities

  • Camping, RV's, picnicking, fishing, canoe launch, canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, hiking, swimming.

Restrictions

No ATV's allowed.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.

Alcoholic beverages prohibited.