Friday, October 16, 2009

the blue lagoon

Found in a state park in inland Florida, land of caves and sink holes, swamps and gators… the Blue Hole swimming area stands out with it's jewel colored water.

No one was swimming there, maybe it was a school day, maybe the weather, but it could have possibly been the snapping turtles swimming or the gator sunning on the edge of the water (didn't have my camera that time, duh).

Florida Caverns State Park near Marianna is one of 8 parks in the state built by the CCC back in the 30s. The stone visitor center is a testament to their hard work and craftsmanship.

A nice park to see, camp, hike, take a cave tour, or swim in the blue lagoon...

more pics here


June said...

Another testament to the good done by the CCC! What a great concept...not sure why it's not replicated now to help.

Alice said...

Not sure I'd be swimming in that beautiful lake either......even if I COULD

Do you know what causes it to appear blue? No doubt something in the ground underneath the water, or something leaching from the soil?