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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: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Scuba diving
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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Florida at some of its best

LOVE Blue Springs, in the winter they are home to many manatees who come to stay warm, and in the summer to tourists who come to cool off..great people run this place. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
ChuckPCanada
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Montreal
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Montreal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

LOVE Blue Springs, in the winter they are home to many manatees who come to stay warm, and in the summer to tourists who come to cool off..great people run this place. Lots of wildlife to see. Swimming tubing is available. Picnics, cabins to rent, volleyball. A old homestead to tour. A must stop if in the area and before... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This small park is a great spot to take a River Cruise of the St. John's River. Tickets can be purchased at the boat ramp area. The tour is reasonably priced and well suited for the whole family from small kids to seniors. This is a 2 hour slow cruise on the river by pontoon boat narrated by a knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

These was one of the most nices places on earth. The water is unbelievably clear and so refreshing. There's not much stream to float down, not very long or not that deep. But, once you get to the pool it so nice. You can swim all day long and a huge cave underneath you that goes 150ft deep something like... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Blue Springs State Park is just amazing. Crystal clear waters, snorlking, diving (certification required) tubing, kayaking, canoeing, well maintained camp sites, and narrated boat rides!! Best part, its only about 45 minutes away from Orlando. If you love nature, this is the place for you!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have spent many hours here, watching the manatees in the river along with all the other wildlife, the river boat trip is a must, do not miss it, just an amazing place to spend the day

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We rented one of the two bedroom cabins. One room had a double, the other two twins, and a sofa bed in the living room. Had fun cooking dinner and having a campfire. We rented canoes and went up through the springs and paddled around St john river. Then we rented tubes and floated in the springs. So much fun!... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My sister and I went here as a "in the moment" type of thing and im glad we did. The park is amazing and we are planning our next vacation around the springs.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Spent 2 nights here camping. Wonderful level sites with tons of privacy. Previous poster saying they are on top one another must have gone to a different park. We saw several large rigs with slideouts pulled in their spots with plenty of room. current bathrooms were clean but dated. Two new bathrooms being built, I'd estimate a month from being... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have always wanted to see the manatees in nature . I was not disappointed with my visit here. There were so many to see. There was also a huge crock.next time I travel anywhere near this place we will make a stop

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This park is best viewed in January when it is cold and the manatees are plenty. You can see moms and their babies. The park ranger can be seen in a canoe taking notes of the animals to identify them by their marks (boat injuries). It is a beautiful place to take pictures of the natural Florida habitat.

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