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Blue Spring State Park

Address: 2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
Phone Number: 386–775–3663
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Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Orange City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Owner description: State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Owner description: State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Skipton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this place, you just can't beat it for a nice relaxing day. Last time I was there I was swimming in the spring when a manatee and calf swam straight past me, it was the coolest thing ever. The water is so refeshing after been in the Florida heat for a few hours. If you haven't been... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Nature at it's finest! We visited on Feb 16th, it was very cold that day which is great for Mantees coming into the spring to warm up! I think the count was 288 that day. The closer you get to the spring the more active they were, very entertaining to watch! Do go early! We arrived around 10:30-11am and drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The boardwalks here are awesome for people with disabilities. This is a great place to view Manatees and many variety of fish.... The spring is very beautiful.

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LEWES
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36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Resort receptionist gave us the recommendation and, although it was several miles from Daytona, it was well worth the 20-minute ride. This state park has a fee of $6.00/car. The Blue Spring is a crystal clear tributary of the St. Johns River and remains warm all winter. Therefore, the manatees migrate there by the hundreds. The meander up and down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Drove here to see the manatees. The line to get in was huge, but it was well worth it. We did the 2 hour boat tour. The Captain was very knowledgeable and took the time to slow down and put the boat in reverse to make sure everybody could see the bird/gator, etc and get pictures. We even saw a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A very nice park with a 1/3 mi boardwalk along the river so you can see the manatees easily in the right season. We went in February and saw plenty. It is better on a calm day so you can see down into the water better. But even with a breeze, we were able to see some from afar, and... More 

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

When we are down to only 3,000 Manatees, it is your duty to go see the group that hangs out in Blue Springs. This is a wonderfully preserved oasis for these "sea cows" and it is refreshing to see these creatures in a safe haven where they can rest and stay warm during the winter months. Allow yourself plenty of... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

An awesome experience ! Definitely go during the winter months and see the manatees in this beautiful natural setting.

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Osteen, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I group of us stopped by the park to see the Manatees. Everyone from the lady at the entrance to park workers were very nice. Really nice place to walk around. Lots to see and learn. Was pretty crowded but didn't feel cramped. I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to view manatees and other Floridian wildlife the boat trip on the johns river is very interesting and informative this day out in early spring is a must see although later in year is a little to noisy with swimmers Wraithy

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