A long-time Old Florida swimming hole along SR 6 between the towns of Lee and Jasper, Madison Blue Spring is a sinkhole pouring out a first-magnitude spring into the Withlacoochee River.
Fees: $4-5 per vehicle
Open: 8 AM until sunset daily
It’s considered one of Florida’s top cave dives, and indeed, certified cave divers are welcome to explore the tight spaces beneath the glowing blue waters. Solo diving is not permitted due to the difficulty of this dive.
From the 82-foot-wide basin, a hundred-foot spring run provides a place for non-diving visitors to splash, play, and launch their kayaks into the Withlacoochee, which is well known for its shoals and rapids en route to where it flows into the Suwannee River.
Explore the park
- Hurricane damage to Florida parks - A comprehensive list of closures of and damage to parks, trails, and public campgrounds throughout Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
- Reflections on Madison Blue - Soaking in blue: reflections on the magical waters of Madison Blue Spring, an aquamarine pool along the upper Withlacoochee River, and its future as a spring.
- Spring hopping around Tallahassee - Between Madison and Marianna and across Wakulla County, explore a colorful collection of natural springs for swimming and snorkeling, all within an hour of Tallahassee.