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FL: Gilchrist’s Blue Springs State Park officially opens

(Feb. 12, 2018) -- “Couldn’t be more excited about the state taking over this park,” Gabriel Tyner, a Gainesville native, said. He’s been coming to Gilchrist Blue Springs Park for years. “I love the springs. It’s a part of my life. I grew up on the river, grew up paddling, this is my home.”

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The state of Florida officially added the 175th state park on Friday.

Located near high springs, Blue Springs State Park was already a popular spot.

“Couldn’t be more excited about the state taking over this park,” Gabriel Tyner, a Gainesville native, said. He’s been coming to Gilchrist Blue Springs Park for years. “I love the springs. It’s a part of my life. I grew up on the river, grew up paddling, this is my home.”

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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