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Blue Spring State Park

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2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
+1 386-775-3663
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Manatee Kayak Tour at Blue Springs State Park
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State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“john's river” (65 reviews)
“swimming area” (48 reviews)
“gift shop” (91 reviews)
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2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
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+1 386-775-3663
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"john's river"
in 65 reviews
"swimming area"
in 48 reviews
"gift shop"
in 91 reviews
"boat tour"
in 67 reviews
"the water is crystal clear"
in 32 reviews
"scuba diving"
in 28 reviews
"nice boardwalk"
in 29 reviews
"rent a canoe"
in 22 reviews
"winter home"
in 21 reviews
"central florida"
in 37 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 25 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 17 reviews
"manatee season"
in 35 reviews
"year round"
in 22 reviews
"board walk"
in 26 reviews
"manatee viewing"
in 26 reviews
"real florida"
in 28 reviews
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If you want to visit a spring's site, this is the one you'll agree that sets the bar. Wonder setting and excellent facilities. You won't be disappointed

Thank 89Jerry1950
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful park!! We saw tons of wildlife including many species of birds, an armadillo, many manatees including one being released from rescue, and all kinds of different fish, turtles and alligators. Great little walking trail! St Johns River Boat Tours! Canoe rentals, camping,...More

Thank Sanantexas
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent three days camping in the park. Campsites are not huge but trees and shrubs make them very private. Campground area is well maintained. Two new bathhouses have been added. Each with washer/dryer and sink for washing dishes. The third bathhouse is old and in...More

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for a drive to see this park. Had heard about it for a viewing place for Manatees. It was too warm the day we were there but the river is so clear so saw lots of fish. It has quite of information about the...More

Thank Winterrvtraveler
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Only $6 a car to get in. You can park right at the start of the boardwalk - easy walking. We went end of March 2018 and no manatees but there were tons of fish and we saw and photographed an owl. People were swimming...More

Thank fruityc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went on a family outing to the Blue Springs State Park and I'm so happy that we did. The water is crystal clear providing the perfect opportunity to view a variety of marine life. Not only that, but the nature walk can be...More

Thank Hulagirlie2003
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved my stay here at Blue Springs, I really loved the underwater cave they got there too. The fee is only $6 per car load so it is a good deal.

Thank Alex T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is very well known for its Manatee Refuge, best viewed in the cooler months. The spring and it’s run to the St. Jon’s River is a extremely clear water way. Swimming is very easy and refreshing with year-round 73 deg. temp. Many places...More

2  Thank astfirchf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hoped we would see the last of the manatees before they migrated to warmer waters, but we missed that by a few days. The park is beautiful with an incredible boardwalk through the canopy of trees beside the Manatee Reserve, on the St John...More

2  Thank Elsie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a boat ride and saw many alligators including many baby alligators. Staff was knowledgeable and concerned with safety. Disappointed that it was too windy for a canoe but gives us a reason to go back again. Bought lunch there and it was reasonably...More

4  Thank Mimi2JKE
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MittyMitty303
14 April 2018|
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Response from Carla J | Reviewed this property |
The best time to go and see Manatees is in February. The gators are usually on the opposite side of the water from the viewing area. You will not be anywhere near them and I have only ever seen a couple.
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jsmall2018
30 March 2018|
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Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and No. There are areas where swimming is permitted, but also parts where 'gators are an issue. Swimming is restricted as well, when manatees might be disturbed by swimmers. That seems to be moot as the critters have... More
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Julie T
29 March 2018|
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Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
Possibly later, but in January and February, we have never seen any glowworms in Florida.
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