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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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State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
+1 386-775-3663
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Our hope was to possibly to see some of the Manatees that winter at Blue Spring but we were told we were at least 2 weeks late, however, with cool over night temps some might return for the night. Park is very well maintained and...More

Thank Dennis N
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We drove from Kissime north to Blue Springs State Park. What a gorgeous place to go! Nominal fee, $6 per vehicle, nice boardwalk down and along to the springs with benches to rest on along the way. Made for a great time for my husband...More

Thank mlarva
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This wonderful park has a number of things going for it. In the winter, when the temperature in the St. John's River falls, it's home to hundreds of manatees--I believe they counted close to or over 400 one day this year. And in the summer,...More

Thank LakeMaryFoodCritic
Reviewed 8 April 2016

What a great gem of a park! Would love to come back in the winter when manatees are there!! We went and did the boat tour (takes a little over 2 hours). The narrator/boat driver was great to stop the boat any time anyone saw...More

Thank akgrl333
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Went to Blue Spring State Park on the spur of the moment looking for the St. John River Company and spent most of the day. Beauty, nature, swimming, and education in one gorgeous setting. Highly recommend the boat tour. Most of it is in a...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is a lovely place to visit for a nice trail or to go tubing or canoeing in the springs also great for swimming and snorkelling . Good facilities for picnics and bbq

Thank alib44
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here on a recommendation by our neighbors on our way from Orlando to daytona beach. We were not disappointed! We visited one of the last days of March so all the manatees were gone, but swimming was open and our 10 and...More

Thank Sparky2014
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Only stayed one night at the camp ground, wish we could've stayed longer! Nice, private camping spaces and clean, new bathroom facilities. Nice (5 minute) trail the swimming area which has crystal clear water, gorgeous surrounding, a nice seating area and gift/food shop and restroom...More

1  Thank Iris V
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This state park is one of the best state parks in the country. You can plan a one day or a couple of days of visit to this park. There are various activities like diving, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing and trail hiking. If not any activity,...More

Thank Swetha B
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Trying to catch all of Ol'Florida (egrets, herons, alligators, cypress...) Highly recommend the 2 hr St John River Cruise. We had Melissa as our guide & she totally made the whole trip worthwhile. So informative (she knows the name of all the birds, plant-life, trees...More

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Response from Beachbum101sos | Reviewed this property |
Dont waste anymore time! Go now...We just got back. Rented a houseboat and parked right outside park whole weekend. Fantastic. Great trail. Cool crystal clear water on a hot Florida summer day. Correction... water wasnt... More
25 July 2017|
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for specifics Enjoy.