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

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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22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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Indian Harbour Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband and I rented a cabin for an overnight visit. We went on a Segway Tour the first day and went on a Kayak Tour the next day. The tours were arranged through St. Johns River Cruises. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend any of the tours they offer, which include a pontoon boat river... More

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow...What a gorgeous place. The nature Trails, The moss trees, The beauty!!! Not to mention being able to float on the river. Huge tarp swim around you and then up comes the cutest Manatee. We paid $5.00 for the car to park,that's it. Well worth the trip.Who needs to swim with the dolphins in the park... when you can swim... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Mt. Plymouth
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Blue Spring State Park is great for just about anything!!! The river is wide and the spring head is huge! You can go Tubing, Snorkeling, Canoeing, SCUBA diving, Kayaking and on and on! It a great place for a picnic and it full of history. In the winter it full of hundreds of manatees. Her is a few vids I... More

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