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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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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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Manatee Heaven

OMG! There were so many manatees. So glad we came and plan to go back with other friends and family members.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG! There were so many manatees. So glad we came and plan to go back with other friends and family members.

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Roy, Utah
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my wifes favorite stop in our vacation. There were a lot of Manatees on the day of our visit ... it was the "Manatee Festival" we were told.

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Thank vchristen
Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome boardwalk down the river with view points. Easy to see manatee in the clear river water. Spanish moss lined river with beautiful vegetation seen. We also walked the full boardwalk from the top spring area down to where people were leaving on the river cruise. Gift shop, historical home, informational type signage, children's playground were some of the provided... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely central Florida park where you can catch a glimpse of the manatees in their natural habitat. The park is very pleasant and there are good facilities including food and drinks and decent washrooms. There are plenty of picnic areas, and bringing your own drinks and snacks would help keep costs down. There was a short wait... More 

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OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we went, swimming was closed because there were so many manatees (hundreds of them). Apparently, when it's cold, the manatees swim to the spring because of the warmth. I've never seen so many manatees in one place. It was quite spectacular. I recommend you call before going to see if any manatees are present. If they say it's the... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Blue Springs in honor of my birthday. Wanted to see the manatees in the springs. We visited on a Monday which was a great day to go; it wasn't as crowded as the week-end. It was an awesome experience!!!! The count that day was 232 manatees. Take your son, daughter, grand kids!!! What a great park!!! Take the St.... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Blue Springs State Park is a great place to visit to see wildlife. During our week in the area, some days there were over 200 manatees at the park. You can see straight to the bottom and can see tons of fish and birds. My wife spotted a bald eagle. Well worth the $6 entrance fee.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the winter home of hundreds of manatees, including calves with their mothers. Wooden boardwalks run along the springs allowing people to get great views of the manatees. The springs are also home to several species of fish, including Gar. The water is a beautiful color, and really clear. There are picnic areas, as well as a snack bar.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful state park. If you love manatees, stop here. Each day they do a manatee count. The day we went there they were 45, but I was told by other visitors there that some days there are around 300. Nice place to take the kids or just walk around, picnic or there is camping which we drove through and looks... More 

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Thank Linda L
Deposit, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park is a great place for all ages and is handicap accessible. There is a camping area too. You will really get a sense of what Florida looked like 150 years ago. The best part is a close view of the manatees that winter there. These animals are precious survivors from the dinosaur age. It is very relaxing to... More 

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