Blue Springs State Park RV & Campground Guide

Alabama

Blue Springs State Park

is located seven miles east of Clio in Blue Springs, Alabama. The publicly owned recreation area is most famous for its clear-blue, natural underground spring. Visitors can bathe in one of two concrete pools, while the spring pumps 3,600 gallons of water per hour into each. While Blue Springs is a great summertime spot, it’s welcoming year-round, and offers additional recreational activities such as hiking its picturesque trails, fishing, biking, picnicking, and enjoying a game of volleyball.

Due to its proximity to the Choctawhatchee river, Blue Springs State Park is also home to species including squirrels, deer, turtles, snakes, opossums, armadillos, coyotes, and more. The region also has a moderate climate, with temperatures reaching lows of 45° in winter and highs of 91° during summer.

If you’re planning a trip to this popular state park, you’ll first want to find out all there is to know about the area – including camping information, things to do, how to get here, and more.

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Weather
Spring 51-86 F
Summer 70-91 F
Fall 53-89 F
Winter 45-72 F
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Nearby Cities
Clio, AL
Montgomery, AL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blue Springs State Park

While the park’s stunning blue pools draw visitors to the region, it is also the camping opportunities (including both within tents and RVs) in and around Blue Springs State Park that have people flocking here. We recommend visiting this stunning place in an RV and if you don’t own one, you can easily rent an RV from RVshare.com to suit your budget and needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

There are 47 campsites in the state park containing water and electric hookups and 7 of these also have sewer hookups. There are modern and primitive sites available and rates start at $21.50 per night.

Some other campgrounds and RV parks within the vicinity of the state park include:

 

Ozark / Fort Rucker KOA Journey

Located just 30 minutes’ drive away is Ozark / Fort Rucker KOA Journey, which features a wide range of RV-friendly campsites. The beautiful grounds feature a pool, koi pond, waterfall and gardens, among a long list of on-site amenities for your convenience.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, camp store, pet area, swimming pool, cable TV, dump station, playground, picnic tables, game room.

Engineer Beach RV Park

Situated on the stunning Lake Tholocco is the Engineer Beach RV Park, a Military FamCamp which offers 43 campsites, as well as easy access to a boat ramp, and a great mix of outdoor activities to include hunting, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Rates for short-term and long-term stays range from $16 - $18 per night.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wifi: no
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump station, playground, bathhouse, recreation room, laundry facility, boat ramp.

Hardridge Creek

Hardridge Creek Campground is situated on the shores of Walter F. George Lake on the Georgia and Alabama border. This recently upgraded campground offers 74 sites, 55 of which have electric and water hookups. Guests can also partake in a bunch of fun, outdoor activities here, including boating, swimming, and fishing.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: no
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, picnic tables, fire pit, BBQs, flush toilets, dump station, drinking water, laundry facilities.

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What to Do at
Blue Springs State Park

Inside Blue Springs State Park

While Blue Springs State Park is popular due to its camping, it’s also a widely-visited region because of the number of fun recreational activities on offer. With its famous blue springs, picturesque trails, and more, you certainly won’t be bored during your time here.

Swimming: There’s no doubt that swimming is the most popular activity here at the state park. Blue Springs pumps 3,600 gallons of water per minute into two swimming areas and 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, as there is no lifeguard on duty.

Pedal boats: You can enjoy a cruise around the fishing pond by renting a pedal boat for just $3 per hour. No fishing is permitted from the pedal boats, but it’s a scenic and relaxing way to enjoy the park.

Volleyball: Blue Springs State Park's volleyball court periodically holds tournaments throughout the summer. Teams are 5-6 players, with a cost of $5.00 per player, and the winning team will be awarded half of the overall pot. Volleyballs can be rented from the park office.

Hiking: The state park is home to the 2.1-mile Magnolia Trail, which offers an easy to slightly moderate hike through the southeast Alabama forest, providing scenic views of the west fork of the Choctawhatchee River. Along the trail, visitors may also spot birdlife such as blue jays, owls, cardinals, martins, and more.

Fishing: Blue Springs State Park features a small fishing pond stocked with catfish, bass, and bream, or visitors are able to fish in the Choctawhatchee river. An Alabama fishing license is required, and visitors are limited to 6 catfish, 6 bass, and 30 bream.

Outside Blue Springs State Park

If you thought there was plenty to do inside of the park, then you’ll be surprised by just how many experiences are on offer outside of the park too. Blue Springs State Park is just 7 miles from the city Clio and an hour and a half drive from the state’s capital city, Montgomery. While staying in this region, you’ll never be too far from the action!

Restaurants

Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant

Just over 20 minutes’ drive from the state park is Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant, a popular local restaurant selling Mexican meals which are sure to delight. Here, you’ll find everything from vegetarian options and cocktails, to share plates, delicious desserts, and a kids menu that’s sure to delight even the fussiest of eaters.

Type: Mexican

Location: Ozark, AL

Crowe's Chicken

For the crispiest, most mouth-watering chicken in the area, look no further than Crowe’s Chicken. Locals have been coming here for many years and believe that the menu items are still the most delicious they’ve ever tasted. For something a little different, we’ve been told the catfish is also excellent.

Type: Fried chicken restaurant

Location: Brundidge, AL

Applebee's Grill + Bar

If you’re after hearty American eats with a bar setting, then the local Applebee's Grill + Bar is just what you need. It’s just a 30-minute drive from the state park and is the home of favorites including steak, pasta, wraps, tacos, burgers, seafood, and more.

Type: Bar and grill

Location: Ozark, AL

Shopping

Wiregrass Commons Mall

If you’ve forgotten any important supplies, or simply want to embark on some retail therapy, Wiregrass Commons Mall is worth the visit. Not only is it one of the largest malls within the local area, but it’s just a 45-minute drive from the state park. Visitors also rave about the food court, as it offers a wide range of meal options, beverages, and cuisines.

Location: Dothan, AL

Sightseeing

State Capitol

At the State Capitol, you can experience more than 150 years of history, art and architecture, including restored chambers and the majestic rotunda. The present Greek Revival Capitol on "Goat Hill" dates from 1850-51 and replaced an earlier structure that burned.

Location: Montgomery, AL

Alabama Wildlife Federation / Alabama Nature Center

This scenic outdoor recreation site and center contains 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands, and ponds traversed by five miles of boardwalks and trails. The Outdoor Classroom provides educational workshops and lessons, while you can also partake in other fun activities such as a wild game cook-off, youth fishing rodeo, and more. This place is certainly worth the day-trip!

Location: Montgomery, AL

Barber Berry Farm

Once you’ve explored all of the hiking trails, picnic spots, and swimming areas on offer, it’s time to do some berry picking! Barber Berry Farm features more than two acres of thornless blackberries and blueberries to pick from with local honey and produce from their outdoor hydroponic garden for sale. It’s something the whole family can enjoy!

Location: Millbrook, AL

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How to Get to
Blue Springs State Park

The state park is located six miles east of Clio in southeast Alabama. From Montgomery, take Highway 231 South to Troy, then to Brundidge, before following signs directly to Blue Springs State Park.

Entering Blue Springs State Park

Visitors can enter the state park from 7 a.m. until sundown, with rates starting at $1 for children, senior citizens, and disabled citizens or $2-3 for adults, depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. Children 5 years and under are free to enter.

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Blue Springs State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!