Location: Blue Springs, Alabama
Webpage: Alabama State Park
General Description: Blue Springs State Park is a 103 acre wooded park in the wiregrass region of Southeastern Alabama. The main attractions of the park are the swimming pools fed by a crystal clear spring that remains a cool 68 degrees year round. Fed by a natural spring that delivers 3,600 gallons of water per minute, the springs have been a draw for local residents since the 1800s. In 1913, Mr. Whigham installed concrete sides with concrete sitting benches around the two pools. Both pools have sandy bottoms and clear cool water. The upper pool is just a few feet deep and is perfect for wading, while the lower pool is over 10 feet deep. Along with several picnic areas that can be reserved, the park has camping sites ranging from primitive tent areas to full hookups for RV, even a few pull through sites.
1) We found Blue Springs State Park to be an older state park dating from the 1960s, that is beginning to show its age. While the paved roads were still passable, they are very narrow, especially in the camping area. We had one of the few pull-through sites in the campgrounds, which was little more than a pull-over from the camp road. Although we came close to being unable to level the RV, we found the site to be adequate for our needs. You had to be careful when exiting the RV as it fell off quickly to the picnic area just a few feet from the door. There was a picnic table and fire ring available off to the front of the RV.
2) In mid-November there are not many campers staying in the park, in fact, we were one of two campers during the week and even the weekend had only about 6 campers. It was quiet and very dark as there are no lights except at the restroom building.
3) The restrooms were only a few years old and were kept clean and well stocked. The only other amenities in the park is a nice playground near the front of the park with modern equipment.