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Blue Spring State Park

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Address: 2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
Phone Number: 386–775–3663
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Activities: Scuba diving, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping...
State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Fun place to just relax

While we were disappointed that we missed the manatees by about a week, we still enjoyed the stroll along the river and watching the fish and spotting an alligator that we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Rogers, Arkansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

While we were disappointed that we missed the manatees by about a week, we still enjoyed the stroll along the river and watching the fish and spotting an alligator that we were told is about 12 foot long. The historical Louis Thursby House is located in the park and you can walk through that to view some history. St Johns... More 

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Perfect for families, couples and seasoned citizens, this pristine spot on the St. Johns River has many amenities to offer. Exceptional views from handicapped accessible walkways weave in and out of the park allowing access at several points to views of aquatic as well as airborne fauna. Cabin Rentals and Camping as well as Tube, Kayak and Canoe are available... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed in the park. I understand that the manatees have left. But the condition of the bathrooms is disgusting. So glad they building bath houses hope someone cleans them better than is bring done now.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Nice place to see Manatees in winter, not only that it's a very nice place to relax. The park itself is very beautiful, clean & very well maintained. If Orlando is a place for theme parks & fun, this place is for nice calm walk & relaxation. we went there during the first week of march, and we saw nearly... More 

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midwest
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Always fascinated by these unusual creatures, this is a regular stop anytime we drive to Florida. Winter is a good time to see manatees as they need warm water to survive and congregate here in cooler weather. During summer, it is a neat place for scuba diving. There are walkways with many benches for resting and observing the wildlife in... More 

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York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Arrive early to see more of the Manatees and to avoid any crowds. There are lovely views of the Manatees from all along the boardwalk, from the car park to the spring head. The cafe carries the basics and the gift shop is nice. If you have time the two hour boat trip is well worth its very reasonable price.... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We arrived mid morning to see a mama Manatee and her babies lazily swimming in the Blue Springs park. The weather was perfect- 70's and the park is clean with lots of Picnic tables. The restrooms were clean and we relaxed, had lunch and took family photos

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Oakmere, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Around and hours drive from Disney area and well worth a visit. Blue Springs is a national park area where the lake is fed from a natural spring and the water is clear and blue. When the lake is cooler the manatee's make their way into the spring and you can see them very clearly. We only saw 2 Manatees... More 

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Redding, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a beautiful park of manatees, crystal water, wildlife and friendly people who respect and enjoy nature as we do. The boat ride was great..wonderful wildlife pointed out by a fun and knowledgable captain. Glorious, even if the manatees had left the day before.

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Mount Albert
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

watched the manatees in crystal clear water. ....Cost to get in was cheap and well worth it $6.00 for two of us walk ways were clear & clean

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