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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: Scuba diving, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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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Amazing interaction when snorkeling.

My daughter and I visit in August 2015 with my family who lives in Florida. My brother scuba dives and had all of the snorkel gear we needed. The park has a long walking path to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visit in August 2015 with my family who lives in Florida. My brother scuba dives and had all of the snorkel gear we needed. The park has a long walking path to get to the start point of the springs. You can swim right over the caves and view them from the top of the water.... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went rafting with my son and grandchildren. Fun experience floating with fish swimming underneath you. The clear, natural spring is very refreshing. Renting tubes was easy, lockers available as well as food. Recommend going early as it is easier to manage the rafts. You can also dive into the cavern at the top of the spring. Relaxing and refreshing way... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon tubing down the river. Tubes cost $5 to rent for the first hour and $2.50 for each hour thereafter. Entrance to park is only $6. Really beautiful park with raised walkway through the trees. We saw alligators, a bald eagle, birds, turtles and a manatee. Advice - get there early (we did the river cruise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great place to chill and enjoy, rent fins googles and a tube and enjoy the fresh water. Great nature watching. Recommend to rent a kajak and see alligators, turtles and birds.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This spring has a great swimming area of all the springs we have seen so far. The swimming area goes down the river for a ways instead of just one circle blocked off. looks more natural. However to canoe in the clear spring water.. it is quite short only takes maybe 20 mins. we did see a manatee in the... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The is a fantastic park for cooling off this time of year. I have been going there for 30 years and it has always been a favorite place. It is visited by more locals than tourists but it can still get pretty busy. The water is always 72 degrees. That's why the manatees love it in the winter. There is... More 

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South Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We recently visited the Park in an RV with 3 kids. The kids loved slowly floating down the river from the source of the Spring in inner tubes (available for rent, or you can purchase floats) - it is a short distance float, probably takes 20 minutes from where you walk down steps to get in the water and where... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a beautiful park to visit and a refreshing way to cool off during Florida's hot summer. It's about a 45 minute drive from Orlando. It was moderately crowded. After we arrived we left everything in the car and walked down to the entrance of the springs in only our bathing suits as there is really nowhere to leave... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Advice get there before in open at 8am!!!! there is ALWAYS a line they usually fill up by 9:30 in the morning we got there 7:45 and there were already about 25 cars ahead of us! Bring tubes for the spring and water sock are a MUST they also rent tubes if you dont have any. The water in the... More 

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Bloomfield, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Go in February to see manatees, by the hundred! They come for the warm water in the winter. Nice park that is easy to visit. Go early in the day.

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