Levy Blue Spring has a roughly circular spring pool measuring 156 ft (47.5 m) in diameter. The depth measures 9 ft (2.7 m) over the deepest point, however, most of the pool is considerably shallower. Several small sand boils can be seen upwelling from the sand spring bottom off from the wooden platform on the north side.
There is very little aquatic vegetation within the spring itself, but algae cover much of the spring bottom. A concrete and wooden retaining wall encircles most of the spring pool. There is a grassy lawn with tables and playground equipment around the spring pool on all sides except near the outflow channel. Several access ladders can be found around the pool.
The spring run is approximately 40ft wide, shallow, slow-moving and contains abundant aquatic and emergent vegetation. The spring run flows through a dense lowland swamp forest toward the southwest until meeting the upper Waccassasa River. Pine flatwoods are to the north and east of the swimming area, and adjacent land outside the park is generally forested with planted pines. Levy Blue Spring is near the headwaters of the Waccasassa River, which flows approximately 30 miles (48 km) southwest into the Gulf of Mexico.
Levy Blue Spring is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Bronson in a county park. From the US 27A/ SR 24 intersection in Bronson, travel 2.3 miles (3.7 km) northwest on US 27A to CR 339A. Turn west then southwest (left) on CR 339A (NE 94th Place or Blue Springs Road) and follow the road 2 miles (3.2 km) down to the park.
Honestly one of the dirtiest springs I've ever swam in. The water quality is fine (with low visibility due to many children stirring up the sand), but I discovered a half-dozen plastic bottles full of sand in and around the spring vent. As I took a couple out, I saw children pick them out of the trash and throw them back into the water.
Think of this place like a typical community pool. Even toward the end of the day, there were many, many more children than parents (leading me to believe many of them were dropped off to swim unattended), an entrance fee of $1, poorly run facilities, and a staff that seemed more interested in telling me to, "be careful not to let 'em steal that camera." I was told four or five times that I'd turn my back for a second it would be gone.
Needless to say, I don't really recommend this place unless you get here bright and early. The spring itself has a very interesting landscape along the bottom but isn't really explorable or interesting.
4550 NE 94th Place
Bronson, FL 32621