Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

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Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
Map showing the location of Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
LocationLafayette County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityMayo, Florida
Coordinates30°7′35″N 83°13′34″W / 30.12639°N 83.22611°W / 30.12639; -83.22611Coordinates: 30°7′35″N 83°13′34″W / 30.12639°N 83.22611°W / 30.12639; -83.22611
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

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.

Fauna

Many 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.

Recreational Activities

The park has such amenities as boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicking areas, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing. It also has primitive camping and restroom facilities.

Hours

Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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