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Blue Spring State Park

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#1 of 15 things to do in Orange City Features Animals
2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
+1 386-775-3663
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Attempt to see Manatee

Came to the State Park with hopes of seeing a Manatee. No luck. Difficult to get in. Fills up fast... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dlbuchko
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Monroe, Michigan
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Beautiful park, mess with entry

I understand it's busy on The weekends and the issue is parking spaces, however how they handle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith P
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Winter Park, Florida
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State park offering a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to the State Park with hopes of seeing a Manatee. No luck. Difficult to get in. Fills up fast. We were here on a Tuesday at about 1 pm. Turned away the first time. Got in 15 minutes later. Very lucky. Saw lots of...More

Thank dlbuchko
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I understand it's busy on The weekends and the issue is parking spaces, however how they handle admission is really a nightmare. You could be in line and and after waiting 30 minutes they can just automatically say full and turn you away. If you...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park in February. Made the trip from PA just to see the manatees for my 40th birthday "bucket list" activity. Our time in the park was amazing! On a side note, we had taken a day trip to the west coast of...More

1  Thank CarribeanVacayFam
Reviewed 1 week ago

My famiy came from out of state to visit and one of the girls mention this place and we went there and we have an amazing day together..

Thank Loveryo3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had over 20 family members meet at the Park for a picnic. Our party included kids, teenagers, adults and two seniors. The swimming, boating, manatee watching and the facilities in the park made for an enjoyable, safe and memorable day.

Thank LPOCO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't go in the water because Manatees were in there.,, but even with the heat the partially shaded walk along the crystal clear water was spectacular. Not to far of a drive from theme park central. Were going back with tubes and fingers crossed...More

Thank Beachbum101sos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked the guided boat tour of the springs - around corners, over top of manatees, past gators, also viewed hawks & owls. Down a canopy tree-lined inlet to see all the home-made bird houses. Wish they had senior prices but . . . Swim,...More

Thank Lucille L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really disappointed with our trip to blue spring park as we were not allowed in. We were in Orlando for 2 days only ( all the way from Dubai) and really wanted to go to the park, we got up early, rented a...More

2  Thank Britt25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried to visit this park two weekends in a row and it is always closed due to overcrowding. The rangers rudely tell you try back in and hour and when we come back in the designated time, because you're not allowed to wait...More

2  Thank Robin Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Orlando and wanted to skip the congested parks. Drove short drive over and arrived around 10am. $6 for 3 people to get in. The springs are BEAUTIFUL! Bring a mask or goggles! The environment under water is so awesome! We saw some enormous...More

2  Thank Shannonb1234
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deeladybutterfly
July 25, 2017|
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Response from DonaLevine | Reviewed this property |
I've never gone there in the warm weather. At all of the state parks I've been to, there has never been a charge to swim. However there is a place to rent tubes to float down the spring. Call the park for definite answer
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deeladybutterfly
July 25, 2017|
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Response from cherie201 | Reviewed this property |
It was $10 a car load. We rented tubes, they were $5 an hour or $12.00 for the day. I am not sure on the snorkeling gear.
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caguirr13
July 17, 2017|
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Response from cherie201 | Reviewed this property |
8:30-9:00 at the latest. It gets full fast.
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