Blue Springs State Park

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For the similarly named state park in Florida, see Blue Spring State Park.
Blue Springs State Park
Blue Springs State Park is located in Alabama
Blue Springs State Park
Location of Blue Springs State Park in Alabama
Type State park
Location Barbour County, near Clio, Alabama
Coordinates 31°39′34.9374″N 85°30′22.8018″W / 31.659704833°N 85.506333833°W / 31.659704833; -85.506333833Coordinates: 31°39′34.9374″N 85°30′22.8018″W / 31.659704833°N 85.506333833°W / 31.659704833; -85.506333833
Area 103 acres (42 ha)
Elevation 302 feet (92 m)[1]
Operated by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Blue Springs State Park is a 103-acre (42 ha) Alabama state park located 7 miles (11 km) east of Clio. The centerpiece of the park is a clear blue underground-fed spring in which visitors can swim.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Swimming: The natural spring for which the park is named has a sandy bottom, pumps 3,600 US gallons (14,000 l) of water per minute and stays at a constant temperature of 68 °F (20 °C). Swimming (without lifeguards) is permitted.
  • Camping: The park has both modern and primitive campsites and also offers rental campers.
  • Fishing: A small pond is stocked with catfish and bream.
  • Picnicking: The park offers picnic tables and grills and has four pavilions for rental.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Springs State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Blue Springs State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

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