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Blue Spring State Park

2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Orange City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Parks
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Indianapolis, IN
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to go kayaking here on a Saturday afternoon at the end of October. The park itself is not very big, but offers shade trees with picnic tables under them. You can rent kayaks or take a pontoon boat tour. We brought our own kayaks and the launch site wasn't great. First, you have to carrying... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. The people in the office to rent tubes are so helpful. Will hold your car keys. Really like this place been there a few times. Good job.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We wanted to have a break from the theme parks and experience a bit of real Florida nature. The reviews suggested that this was the State Park to do just that. It wasn't. The wildlife was of the human variety screaming and carrying on in the water and being very loud. A quieter experience could be had at Wet n... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We went on the boat tour, but did not get to go tubing due the thunderstorm, but very nice park. A nice plantation home to visit. I would love to come back and camp here. You can read more about our visit on our travel blog. You can rent lockers to store your valuable while you float down the springs.

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Greenville, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The scenery was stunning as we gently paddled and admired all of the wild life including gar fish, various birds, and a baby alligator sunning himself. And we were very lucky to have 2 manatees appear 10 feet from our boats.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went on a slightly cloudy day but the water was still crystal clear and beautiful to swim in. The walk to the spring is so nice (apart from the huge spiders we came across) and the water itself is brilliant. Didn't see any manatees but there were plenty of other fish.

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Another great stop over to break up a long days drive. The waters were surprisingly clear and the snorkeling great. The water was not a cold as antiscipated. Heaps of fish. Took a stroll down stream to where the rivers join and then saw a couple of gators only a couple of hundred yards away from where we swam. Nice... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Simply put…. Blue Springs is a wonderland filled with amazing animals and stunning scenery. I recommend going during the winter months to see the aggregations of manatees swimming through the crystal-clear water. If you have limited time in central Florida, skip the zoos and go to Blue Springs. You will not be sorry. It is a lot more fun to... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! More natural setting than some of the other springs that I have been to. Water is beautiful! Nice walking path.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Blue springs state park is how nature intended. The spring is at a constant temperature of 72 degress the broadwalk path is a lovely walk and you get to see various species of fish as well as turtle alligators and birds.if you are lucky in the fall you will get to see manatees The trails are great for a more... More

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