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Blue Spring State Park

2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
386–775–3663
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Ranked #1 of 11 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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

50 minutes from Daytona Beach this beautiful park can be found just outside of Deland. It is spacious and beautiful. The main attraction seems to be the 2 hour pontoon cruise on the St. John river. Birds,alligators and nature are all plentiful and we very much enjoyed the serenity offered by the experience. Entrance to the park is $6 while... More

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Brandon, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We camped here for 2 days for our Anniversary this summer, and the 72 degree water was very refreshing on a hot summer day. We went tubing down the river and just relaxed at the campground most of the time. Very quiet campground with clean restrooms close to campsites. Lots of privacy at the campsites and pretty surroundings. It's best... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited in late February 2014 and found Blue Spring to be a wonderful paradise to enjoy nature - we spent much time viewing the fish and manatees in the beautiful crystal clear blue water.....take a picnic lunch (choices are limited at the concession stand) and relax at this peaceful place. Don't miss the Thursby home built in the late... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great day and out and a real change of pace from Orlando (less than 1 hour drive). We rented a cabin overnight which is highly recommended and can be booked online - remember to take charcoal for the grill if you're going to cook / bbq there (but otherwise there is a full kitchen). Beautiful location and... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a good time swimming around in the spring. The platform to jump off was not there. We went on Monday and it wasn't packed. Tuesday when we went back there were very few people there which was nice. There was an alligator sun bathing on a long along the shore of the spring. People kept swimming close to... More

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Deltona, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the water is crystal clear, the gift shop staff are super informative and the hot dog stand staff could be friendlier!

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Brandon, Fl
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great area, great park but gets over packed easily. Staff was nice, prices were a little high but not too bad. The spring was fun but a lot smaller that i was expecting. With all that said I woudl still recommend a trip here if you're in the area.

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Tavares, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very peaceful and relaxing park if you come early. Sparkling clear water, over 100 million gallons a day, flows into St Johns River (I read that on a sign). Winter home to many manatee. Didn't see any in July. Lots of other wildlife tho. Beautiful grounds. Well maintained. Super nice boardwalk that runs the length of the spring. Nice facilities... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Living in Florida we try to visit the different springs as we can, there are so many. Blue Springs State Park is one of the few that has a tubing area. It doesn't flow and isn't as cold as some of the other springs but the water is very clear and runs through a limestone base. The fisher opening is... More

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Bowmanville
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24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Been to this park many times it is great place to see manatees easy walking trail down to spring. Also have taken boat on river. If you haven't taken it you should as there lots if wildlife to see. One of my favourite parks in FloridaThink You

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