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Blue Spring State Park

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Address: 2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
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State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping,...

State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Loved this park! Arrive early way before 11am, so your can rent a kayak and paddle to the source of the spring. I saw a manatee, lots of large gar and carp, and three little... read more

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Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this park! Arrive early way before 11am, so your can rent a kayak and paddle to the source of the spring. I saw a manatee, lots of large gar and carp, and three little otters! You may also have some time on the river among lily pads. It is not so easy snorkeling against the current, but you can... More 

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Thank Southerngirl96
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend for anyone, beautiful place with crystal clear water. Pack a lunch or grill out after swimming. Get there early though, park fills up quickly.

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Thank Patti R
DeBary, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful park, manatees seen during cooler weather months, also more wild life on the boat cruise. This is their most busy season, so call ahead. Summer is less crowded but not as much wild life or manatees.

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Thank JuneBug1945
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great park! A female manatee stays in the park year round and now she has a baby! It was wonderful walking the boardwalk and there are stops to venture out over the water to get a really great view of all the fish and the beautiful clear spring water. It's cold but so refreshing!

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Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend recommended we visit the park while visiting Orlando, so glad we did. Very peaceful and quite, much better than the over priced attractions! Did the St John's river boat cruise, Jordan was the captain, he was amazing with all the info he shared...give him a good tip! We saw alligators, birds, turtles, manatee. The walk on the board... More 

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Thank Funhiker
Mission, Texas
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to this place, specially after reading all the great reviews. I think, the most important thing you need to know before you drive all the way over there, is to call and make sure they will let you in!!!!!!! This unfortunately for us, we did not do, so we had to wait 2 hours before... More 

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Thank velofrau
DeLand, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is nice for families! Can rent canoes, has play ground, and See manatees when it's colder months. Nice trail for walking, BBQ area, snack bar, nice swimming area, and can put in by the boil and float down a steam. ( bring float ) mask and snorkel nice too to see fish.

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Thank Brenda M
London, England
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our friends to Blue Springs for their first visit. They were amazed by the beauty and scenery of the park. Took the 2 hour guided boat trip on Native 2 on St John's River. Captain was Jordan and his mate was Chris. Jordan was very knowledgeable and told us so much more than previous trips and with some good... More 

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3 Thank catmum67
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family for a picnic, swim and trail walk, all of which were successful accomplished. Plenty of shady picnic tables but arrive early. Best deal for a children's tube is to buy one rather than rent it. Bring your mask or goggles to enjoy the underwater sights.

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Seabrook, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up from Orlando on the recommendation of several people at our resort. For a $6 entry fee, you can view the area, watch birds and swim in the springs swimming area. If you are into kayaks those are available as well. We managed to reserve a couple of spots on the afternoon cruise down the river. We saw... More 

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