Thursday morning, Blue Springs State Park announced they had to temporarily close all water activities in the spring run area of the park for the Florida Department of Wildlife to respond to reports of a “potential nuisance alligator.”
The park initially posted on the Blur Spring State Park Facebook page, “All water activities in the spring run are closed due to health and safety concerns until further notice.”
Blue Spring eventually removed the post without further explanation, so WFTV contacted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for further details.
They responded that the park has since reopened, and the park staff and FWC will continue to monitor the wildlife in the park.
Blue Spring is a popular spot for the July 4th weekend, and the park typically reaches capacity around holidays.
The park is also a favorite spot for Florida residents and visitors to view the Florida Manatees that frequent the spring throughout the year.