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Blue Spring State Park

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State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
+1 386-775-3663
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 December 2010

Blue Springs park is pretty nice, with plenty of manatees to see. The highlight for me was getting on the paved trail just outside the gates to Blue Springs. We did pay the $6 car fee to enter the park and see the manatees, walk...More

18  Thank Sunset318
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 August 2009

We stayed @Blue Springs on July 24th for 8 nights. We were very dissapointed. Complaints are, Speeding in campground is very dangerous, There is a long, dark, spider web walk thru the woods to get to the bathroom. No security lights working around bathrooms, Had...More

6  Thank RatDogRosie
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All reviews john's river swimming area gift shop boat tour the water is crystal clear nice boardwalk scuba diving central florida winter home rent a canoe picnic lunch per vehicle year round board walk their natural habitat real florida manatee viewing
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There’s a nice boardwalk along the river, with various viewing and swimming areas and available 2 hour boar trips and kayacking. On some visits we have seen crowds of the protected manatees, other times they are somewhere out of sight. There is a playground for...More

Thank P6717RNrichards
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We rented kayaks @ Blue Spring State Park last week & had a wonderful time. Luckily, we could still paddle up the inlet and we’re able to see manatees swimming in their home! We heard that as of November 15, that spring fed inlet is...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to see manatees in certain seasons. With millions of gallons sparkling clear water bubbling from underground spring, park must be packed with swimmers and tube riders in summer. In late Oct, early it was perfect. We swam in crytal cleat...More

Thank roadwarrior96
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful spring! Great spot for picnicking. The manatees will be arriving by the hundreds soon. A must see!also worth a visit when the fireflies are visiting.

1  Thank joycebwicked
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent on night in our RV at Blue Springs State Park, Site 047 …. We got in during the late afternoon and the camp sites are a good distance from the spring, so we missed the opportunity to visit … but that gives us good...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Halloween has come and gone the temperatures in Central Florida have fallen to a comfortable level, with that Camping Season is here. When Camping, a sense of solitude is important to us and BSSP delivers. The spots are generously big and offer adequate “elbow room”...More

Thank TrailKing71
Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to spend the day at Blue Springs State Park the last weekend we could swim before they closed it due to the Manatees coming back for the winter. The water temperature is always 72 degrees F. so that doesn't change, but the air...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know about this spot. Another couple told us about this because we had my great grandson on a educational trip. When we arrived, met a very knowledgeable guy who explained a lot of different things to do there, then showed us how they track...More

4  Thank jaybird6952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for two consecutive days October 11th and 12th it was so peaceful and so beautiful I cannot believe that Park is so close to my house and so close of very noisy stressful Orlando Disney parks. We really enjoyed the time as a...More

1  Thank marisa33463
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our campsite pretty well. We were in #43 and in very close proximity to the clean, well-maintained restrooms. We were two sites over from the camp host and our kids really enjoyed seeing their Halloween decorations. We walked down to the water &...More

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30 October 2018|
Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
Good question! Normally, officials think of the run as beginning around November 15. Since the eastern U.S. has seen a generally colder season, perhaps the run will start a bit earlier. Our experience with the park... More
katie b
24 October 2018|
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Response from j0cabethc | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are two docks were they hang out by, you can easily see them from there!
14 September 2018|
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Response from Attis1 | Reviewed this property |
Apart from the very end of the walkways, it definitely is. All the pathways are wheelchair accessible. At the end of it where you would go into the water, there are a few steps. So apart from that you are fine.