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Everyone In Alabama Must Visit This Epic Natural Spring As Soon As Possible

Summer can be sweltering in southeast Alabama, but locals know a hidden gem where the water is clear and cool, and perfect for a hot day.

Blue Springs State Park, located near Clio, is named for the underground spring that pumps more than 3,500 gallons of beautiful blue water per hour into two octagonal pools. The sandy-bottomed pools remain a constant 68 degrees year-round, perfect for the hottest days of the year.

You don’t have to like swimming to visit Blue Springs, though. The park offers several other activities, including picnicking, camping and fishing. The volleyball court and an impressive new playground will keep the kids entertained for hours.

The park also hosts fun events, like the Catfish Rodeo for children, taking place on May 28th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. It could also be a good place to stay when attending other festivals in the Wiregrass Region, such as Dothan’s National Peanut Festival.

Here are a few photos showing some of the fun and relaxing activities that Blue Springs State Park has to offer:

For more information on Blue Springs State Park, please visit alapark.com. To make reservations, please call the park at (334)397-4875.

Have you ever visited Blue Springs State Park? What was your favorite thing about it? What’s your favorite Alabama state park?

Victoria W
Victoria is a staff writer for OIYS.