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Blue Spring State Park

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Address: 2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
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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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We loved Blue Spring State Park and the beauty and peacefulness that surrounded us. I definitely agree with the excellent descriptions other people have noted. I would like to add... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We loved Blue Spring State Park and the beauty and peacefulness that surrounded us. I definitely agree with the excellent descriptions other people have noted. I would like to add that for someone who is challenged by walking long distances, park in the first parking lot you come to located next to the concessions area. Then if you walk right... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friends took me to visit this park while I was staying at Daytona Beach for a month. I WAS TOTALLY UNPREPARED* Not only was I as excited as a little kid to encounter Manatees but, the sheer majesty, tranquility and peacefulness of the park blew me away! Trees of so many types and spanish moss throughout hanging off the... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Manatees, fish and birds oh my! Great retreat. Loads of outdoor space for picnics, exercise & water activities. Playground, gift shop & on site camping avail. Narrated 2 hour boat tour is $25 pp. Admission to state park is $6 per car load. Nice day trip. Close enough to ORL for a variety of lunch/dinner options.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ranger at there gate said there were 106 manatees in there park. There sure were a lot of them sunning themselves in the spring. Tge waters are very clear. The boat tours are reported to be great but we arrived too late for the 10AM tour and too much time before the 1PM. We'll plan better next visit. We... More 

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Rescue, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived early to get the first boat cruise of the morning (and to avoid the crowded parking lot) on the St. John's River. After the cruise, which I highly recommend..we strolled up the boardwalk toward the spring itself. There were manatees, gators, insects, deer and squirrels just about everywhere we looked. The gift shop and snack counter were very... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has the most amazingly clear water. The water comes from a natural spring and the temperature is about 73 degrees. When the water in the adjoining St. Johns river gets cold the manatees congregate to Blue Springs because the water is so warm compared to the St. Johns river. You can swim, snorkel and scuba dive. We loved... More 

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Seabreeze. NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the river cruise through the park that was amazing !! Captain Wayne & first mate Kayla were as excited as we where seeing all the animals. The captain told us wonderful stories of the St John river. Just so cool . He pointed out the wild life and plants .Wow you should have seen the size of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a beautiful of the true florida. We love the park with the board walks thru the wood and such a pretty water front on the st john's river. Rent a canoe or take the river cruise. It is also great for swimming in the summer but beware of the wild life.

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Parkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatees. About 80 manatees were there on the day we went. It was a crowded day and we had to wait in a line of cars to enter the park gate. I would suggest going early.

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Lake Helen, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you catch the time right you'll see the manatees. Picnic tables, Swimming, picnicking and enjoy the outdoors and enjoy nature.

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