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Blue Spring State Park

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State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
+1 386-775-3663
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove out for a day away from theme parks..... This was a fantastic peaceful place to visit. Entrance to the park cost $6 per vehicle. This spring is great to swim in and so relaxing. We paid $2 dollars to hire a locker and...More

1  Thank AyrshireAndym
Reviewed 3 days ago

On the weekend you should arrive early because the park will close when there are no more spaces available which can happen by 10 when it is busy. There is a natural lazy river with beautiful scenery and a swimming area that is large enough...More

Thank angelface32818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son took us to Blue Spring State Park and we had the best time! The Park is lovely and we tubed in some of the clearest springs I ever saw. We rented tubes,snorkled and you can also scuba. We saw so many different types...More

5  Thank wiilovethebeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$6 entry fee for the park was well worth the price of admission. Very peaceful and relaxing day at the park.

1  Thank Lori W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked through the park with my mother-in-law and her dog. She enjoyed it as well. We saw alligators and manatees. It was beautiful. I would love to come another day to kayak! We will be back. We were here just after Thanksgiving. There was...More

1  Thank seetheworld02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spring about an hour outside of Orlando.  We went here to camp and enjoy the springs.  A few tips though.  Tent camping is nice since the sites have water, electricity, and nearby showers/restrooms.  Also when you camp, you don't have to...More

1  Thank GregTrav28
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Went there with family and friends. Was there on a Wednesday and was not too crowded like the weekend. Still lots of people on floats. Rented tube for $15 all day a good deal. Water typically cold but felt awesome as it was 90 plus....More

2  Thank jim p
Reviewed August 8, 2018

One of most scenic places you will ever see. The best time to visit is between Nov - Feb where you can catch up with Manatees, the gentle giants. However this place can be anytime anytime but you will certainly miss the Manatees.

Thank srinivasgellala
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Great State Park in Orange City, FL. Has a nice campground, in the winter the place gets so many visitors to see the manatees they close the park, so get there early. Not a great spring for swimming but snorkeling is fun. Could use a...More

1  Thank cbgbsteve
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I read that Florida has some of the best natural springs in America. This spring was definitely worth going to. The water was cool and we can see all the way to the bottom. We rented tubes to drift down the springs, it was very...More

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September 14, 2018|
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Response from Attis1 | Reviewed this property |
Apart from the very end of the walkways, it definitely is. All the pathways are wheelchair accessible. At the end of it where you would go into the water, there are a few steps. So apart from that you are fine.
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Grace09victoria | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely bring your own tubes, that’s what we did. You can also canoe, they have options to rent canoes and kayaks if you don’t have any to bring. The canoeing is fun and they will give you a little map with some... More
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from caryl202 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not 100% sure but I heard mention of one.