Summer is hot in the Wiregrass Region of Alabama, which makes Blue Springs State Park in Cilo the perfect place to cool off. This park may be a secret swimming hole to the locals, but it is well worth the drive from anywhere in the state. While Blue Springs is a great summertime spot, it is welcoming year-round. If you are looking for a place to slow down and enjoy some peace and quiet, this is it! The park’s main attractions, the swimming pools, are fed by a crystal-clear underground spring that remains a cool 68 degrees year-round. The spring pumps 3,600 gallons of water per minute into the dual octagonal sandy-bottomed pools. Once over the spillway, kids can search for critters among the rocks in the shallows before it flows into west fork of the Choctawhatchee River.
Modern and primative campsites in a wooded rural atmosphere. Free Wireless Internet Access in Park Office area. Camper storage available. Call for monthly rates.
For reservations, call 334-397-4875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camping registration office hours are from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
After hours, use the honor box.
- 47 modern campsites
- Water hookup on each site
- 30-amp electrical
- 7 campsites have sewer hook-up.
- Fires allowed at each campsite.
- Each site has a picnic table and grill.
- Clean comfort station with shower
- Back-in and pull-thru sites available
Blue Springs State Park features a small fishing pond stocked with catfish, bass, and bream, or fish in the Choctawhatchee river.
Pond hours for campers are daylight hours
Pond hours for day visitors are regular park hours
No set hours for fishing in the river for campers
Fish must be harvested with pole or rod and reel
Fishing from boats not permitted
Alabama fishing license required
No fishing permitted in the natural spring
Blue Springs State Park offers picnic areas throughout the day use area. Whether you prefer around the pool, around the pond, or off to itself. Several grills are available throughout the day area, or feel free to bring your own grill.
All tables and grills are on a first come first serve basis
Trash cans provided throughout day use area
Fires must be in a grill
Pets must be on a leash
No Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
Blue Springs State Park has a new playground. Thanks to a lot of hard work from The Friends of Blue Springs State Park, and a generous donation from the estate of the late Dr. Mac W. Porter, the new playground was dedicated November 8th 2014. Made of 100% recycled plastics and rubber, the playground is fully ADA approved. A large sandbox was added to the park as well. The sand for the sandbox was donated by Lil Dippers, a business local to the area. The play equipment was bought through Spencer Creek Recreation out of Atlanta, Georgia, who also handled the onsite assembly.
Blue Springs State Park gets its name from the natural spring that pumps 3,600 gallons of water per minute into two swimming areas. The water temperature is 68 degrees year-round. The spring is crystal clear with a sandy bottom and swimming is allowed at your own risk, no lifeguard is on duty.