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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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Relaxing day away from the parks

Having spent the previous day at the Magic Kingdom we headed to the park for some relaxation and quiet! we saw lots of wildlife, including an aligators, turtles and birds. Sadly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Having spent the previous day at the Magic Kingdom we headed to the park for some relaxation and quiet! we saw lots of wildlife, including an aligators, turtles and birds. Sadly due to the warm weather we had missed the manatees. Everyone in the family enjoyed their day, BBQ areas were lovely and toilets clean and tidy.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Ormond Beach, decided to take a half day trip to the Springs. Had never been. About a 40 minute drive - easy - paid the $6 car fee and off we went. Lots of picnic tables, gift shop and canteen. Can rent inner tubes. We brought snorkel gear. Was absolutely beautiful. Stayed for 2 hours, swam... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've been here multiply times with my family. Lots of sight seeing and hiking, activities, swimming, camping, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking. Has picnicking tables and grills. Love seeing and swimming with the manatees, large fish.Has a little souvenir shop with small cafe in it. Once park gets to full capacity they don't let anymore people or cars in till it clears... More 

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Shady Side
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went the last week of March, first week in April of 2015. It was a great vacation with many things to do. Swimmming in the Spring was the highlight but be warned if you have small children the current is pretty strong.I grabbed a cheap pair of flippers and mask set from the local Walmart and saw a suprising... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went in March during our vacation. Unfortunately some of the paths were closed so we did not get a chance to utilize the whole park but this was my third time to the park. I would recommend you check this out for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went to see if the manatees were in but the river must have been warm enough because all we saw were fish. The water is crystal clear so there were lots of fish we could identify. Didn't see the whole park but there seem to be lots of trails and the walk along the water is nice, with decks at... More 

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although we just missed the manatees the park is so lovely. Boat tours, canoe & kayak rentals on-site and just a beautiful relaxing place to be.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

this place is fantastic if you are into nature, not a theme park i am glad to say , but sill a great place for kids and adults alike and a bargain entrance fee

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We missed the Manatees by days. The above average temperatures pushed them out to the river sooner than expected. Nevertheless, the park has other offerings to see where the spring fed caves meet the river. There are numerous overlooks into the spring portion of the river, and plenty of boardwalk to give a nice tour of the grounds. Scuba Diving... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While we were disappointed that we missed the manatees by about a week, we still enjoyed the stroll along the river and watching the fish and spotting an alligator that we were told is about 12 foot long. The historical Louis Thursby House is located in the park and you can walk through that to view some history. St Johns... More 

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