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Blue Springs Park

Address: 7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL 32643
Phone Number: 386-454-1369
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Explore 250 acres of the "Real Florida" and stroll along our 1/4 mile boardwalk as it follows the...
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Owner description: Explore 250 acres of the "Real Florida" and stroll along our 1/4 mile boardwalk as it follows the springs run to the Santa Fe River. Gaze into the crystal blue depths from the dock overlooking the spring's boil. Whether it's swimming, picnicking, tubing, canoeing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing...make Blue Springs your adventure destination!
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Detroit
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Wrong information on this page. Swimming only. $10 per person. People are very nice and will let you look at the spring for free for a few minutes. She said it gets very busy in the summer. Camping is available too.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

For six dollars I could not have had a better time. It was a clear day. The crowd was reasonable in size. We made our way along an elevated walkway and saw easily 80 young and old manatees cruising and feeding in the clear water surrounded by big fish. There was a nice walk involved and many different spots to... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited this park hoping to see Manatees and we saw many as well as fish, butterflies, turtles, and one very large alligator. Boardwalk and viewing sites are well maintained and even on a busy day space for all . We also enjoyed the Ranger's talk and her answers to many questions.It was BEAUTIFUL.

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Amsterdam, Holland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is such a beautiful park. The springs, the manatees, turtles, birds and other animals, the nature trails, everything. We had a wonderful day.

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ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our trip to Blue Springs is a highlight in our trip to Florida! We tried to go last year but the park was packed. This year we were at the gate before the park opened. No crowds, a lot of manatees. My husband and I enjoyed the park greatly. The walkways and plat forms to see the manatees are well... More 

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Alachua, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is a gem of Florida. However the people running it do not care about you or your family and just want your money. IF YOU ARE TRAVELING BY BOAT DON'T GET OUT ON THEIR PROPERTY OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED! If you don't immediately pay what they ask you to, they will call all 3 branches of law... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's amazing, nothing else. You can spend all your afternoon, but after some hours it's kinda boring if you are not having a barbecue or playing something. I recommend rent a kayak or something to go river down..It's 5 dolars to rent it and there are some machines to buy chips and this stuffs. To get into the park you... More 

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St. Cloud
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The park's name comes from a 35-foot deep spring surrounded by a small swimming area edged on one side by a narrow beach. On the side across from the beach is a large raised platform where brave people can jump down into the blue water bubbling out of the spring. Along one bank of the shallow tributary that flows from... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lots of picnic tables; concessions available along with canoe and tube rental. Boardwalk along the water; tower for jumping into spring; also beach area for little ones. Can hike in surrounding woodsy area and camp with reservations. Took a nature walk and had a treasure hunt for the kids. Enjoyed a canoe ride and swimming in the crystal clear and... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When I recently went to visit my daughter in Gainesville Florida my husband asked me what are you going to do for a week in Gainesville. Well my daughter found plenty of things for us to do, but I have to say my most favorite was our visit to Blue Springs. We packed a picnic lunch and charcoal for the... More 

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