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Blue Spring State Park

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Address: 2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
Phone Number: 386–775–3663
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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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Blue Spring is a great weekday or weekend gateway, the cabins are well equipped and very clean and comfortable, you need to reserve them with plenty or time especially during the... read more

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Blue Spring is a great weekday or weekend gateway, the cabins are well equipped and very clean and comfortable, you need to reserve them with plenty or time especially during the weekends. The spring is beautiful and pristine. They have canoes and kayaks for rent, is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the springs. Will recommend it for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very beautiful place, nice walking paths. Lots of wildlife! But pick your time to see the manatees! Great facilities! Also great handicap access!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After researching online and seeing several incredible pictures of clear blue springs- I needed to explore this place. They do charge a few dollars to get into the springs of course so bring cash. We paid about 25 for an hour of kayaking as well. It was nice- but not what I expected and we saw 3 alligators while kayaking.... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A cool spot - literally and figuratively. Didn't take a riverboat tour or come when the manatees are present, but still had an enjoyable day swimming and walking along the boardwalk. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. Not too crowded either, which I've heard is an issue at some of the other springs.

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Thank Jason M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like the outdoors this place you have to visit. Plenty of amenities and things to do. There is a boardwalk that runs along the spring with animals galore. Be careful when swimming , because there are alligators. Unfortunately the manatees are only seen on mass during the late winter and spring months. But a must see attraction to... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly an extraordinary experience to view the manatees in their warm spring sanctuary, especially those caring for their young as they gracefully navigate the crystal clear waters of the spring. The view from the boardwalk through the beautiful foliage makes navigating easy, even for those with disabilities. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner and make a day of it under... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for tourists to experience how original Floridians cooled off in the blistering heat of mid to late summer. Bring your snorkel gear and float, or take advantage of the rentals available on site.The water is cold and crystal clear with an open "boil" cave where the waters flow. Covered picnic areas and a grill friendly... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were exploring the wooded areas arond Deland and Orange City Florida when my five year old said "dad, I wanna see a agator and a manakee". At that time We saw the sign for Blue Springs State Park so we made a right turn and followed the road in. We eent to the end of the road and c... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Florida! It's very large and relaxed; full of wildlife and sights to see! I'd recommend bringing inner tubes and floating down the river while looking at the beautiful wildlife. I'd also recommend swimming up the river to see the springs water source with your own eyes! It's huge and very deep! Whenever... More 

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newmarket, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here in 2007 with my then teenage boys at Christmas time. We had the opportunity to go swimming and it was a once in a lifetime experience for them to be swimming and have the manatees tug at the bathing suits.

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