Madison Blue Spring State Park
Member Since: 12/26/2010
Contact: Gregory Ira
8300 N.E. State Road 6
Lee, FL 32059
Educational Partners: The LIFE Madison County Program is a partnership between the Department of Environmental Protection and Madison County Central School. Funding for this program comes from the Florida DEP Groundwater Program as well as the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant to enhance instruction in science concepts and across the curriculum.
- Big Picture
The Learning in Florida's Environment (LIFE) Madison County Program started in 2008. Approximately 140 sixth grade students will participate in field labs that relate to groundwater, springs, water quality, surface water
Florida's weather is dominated by the water that surrounds it. The Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Gulf of Mexico in the west provide a stabilizing force that maintains the mild climate. Northern Florida is considered sub tropical, although it does receive some snow. This area is drier than the rest of the state. On the average the state receives 50 to 65 inches of rain.
Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling, and wildlife viewing.
Madison Blue Spring was once used by local inhabitants as a fresh water source. The water flow from a large cavern 25 feet deep contributes to 23.7 percent of flow into the opposite direction of the Withlacoochee River resulting in a large arc of clear water and swept river bottom.
Park Activities: Canoeing & Kayaking, Fishing, Pets, Picnicking, Scuba Diving, Showers, Swimming, and Wildlife Viewing
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