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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
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All reviews john's river swimming area gift shop nice boardwalk boat tour the water is crystal clear scuba diving central florida rent a canoe manatees swimming per vehicle picnic lunch year round manatee viewing board walk real florida their natural habitat
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Reviewed yesterday

I guess these days its become more popular, I hope it remains the same the wild life comes right up to you, birds squirrels etc. The spring comes out at 60/65 degrees year round so its possible to swim in there with the manitees when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andy w
Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a cool but bright day, and although busy the viewing opportunity was great. We only went to see the Manatee and were not only rewarded with seeing literally hundreds along the stretch of river, but also saw two armadillos scuffing about in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the drive ! Family of 12 drove from Daytona Shores , took 40 mins. Bit of a wait to get into park. Lovely boardwalks along the crystal clear river. 301 manatees were in park that day. First time I have ever been able to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zoomer2699
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great place to visit in the morning when the crowds where down and the manatees active: also the birds were great and you can see scrub jays here!! However when the crowds come it is to busy for my liking.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jedediah S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I got there early and took the 10 am boat tour and enjoyed it very much. GET TO THE PARK EARLY. It started out chilly but they did have blankets which were only needed for the first 30 minutes. Rebecca, the boat captain was great,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank gioia882015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Decent sized State park in Volusia County, with Springs that lead to the Saint John’s River. You can walk along a wooden trail that goes for over two miles to view the surrounding landscapes and springs and of course view the manatees in the winter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kliq6
Reviewed 3 days ago

Blue Spring State Park is always a good place to view manatees and alligators - the water is exceptionally clear and of course cold - but the manatees and alligators are abundant! The dock / walkways offer good viewing and you can rent a canoe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MisplacedConch
Reviewed 3 days ago

The park is beautiful and well maintained - but the biggest highlight for our trip was the 2 hour boat tour you can take at 10am and another one later in the afternoon. It was $25 per person but worth so much more! Our guides...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ASawSmith
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our way to winter in Florida, we always stop in Blue Springs State Park to watch the manatee. We saw about 40 manatee swimming in the river. The park is extremely well kept and is family friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must see when you're in Central Florida. Go in the cold months to see manatee, go in the spring for the beautiful soft breeze, go in the summer for shade, kayaking, swimming, and hiking! Beautiful all year 'round!

Date of experience: December 2018
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30 October 2018|
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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
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.