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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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 rangers has been that they will be glad to tell you the current situation if you give them a call.
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.