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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 yesterday via mobile

Driving from Orlando to Daytona so we called into the park for a couple hours as this park was only a short drive off i4. We wanted to see the manatees and were not disappointed. There was a mother with calves swimming in the crystal...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Martyn77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visit here every time we come to Florida, but this is the first time we were able to swim in the spring - and it was awesome!!! We were lucky enough to be in the spring with a manatee which made it even more...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boardwalks leading to the spring and around the park are amazing! The spring was nice and the run was wonderful - but short. Plan to get there early as it was already packed by 9:00 AM and they will close it when it reaches...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jakobi1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad state park to visit. Can be crowded with swimmers during summer. Went to walk around the park and friends swam with the manatees in the protected area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CherylHoffman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to give Blue Springs a try over the 4th of July weekend. Let me start by saying, like most state parks, during a holiday and or the summer, you MUST get there before they even open to try and get in. I have...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second year we've tried going and they are closed because they are at capacity. The first year we got there around noon and it was full which kind of made sense. The second year we planned to get there early and hopefully...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rfendel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon laying eyes no the river, we were all is absolute AWE of the magnificent natural landscape along with the monstrous fish perfectly visible in the crystal clear waters. We began our visit with some fishing off the designated fishing dock where we had to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank abbykenn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to any spring in the state of Florida. We had heard from friends that many of the Florida Springs were great and finally had a chance to visit one, during our recent trip to Daytona Beach. Location: The spring is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never knew a State Park could make your entire Orlando vacation! So glad we went there! I wouldn't waste money on Disney again! This was the best $6 I think to get in. We all had a blast floating down the spring and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Trisha P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good afternoon enjoying the spring. We called ahead of time to inquire if they were at capacity and the park ranger who answered the phone was anything but helpful. Once we got there we had a five minute wait for them to allow...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Kelly H
June 23, 2019|
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Response from LYNVET | Reviewed this property |
also take a Segway tour
Victoria M
May 25, 2019|
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Response from czgator | Reviewed this property |
We did not go tubing because at the time of our last visit swimming was prohibited. There are grills throughout the park, but not at the swimming/tubing areas.
May 10, 2019|
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Response from mapsmemoriesmom | Reviewed this property |
$6 a car and I believe tubes were $5/hour. Really reasonable rental prices.