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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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Manatees in the wild with an alagator or 2 living side by side

This is the time of year that the blue spring state park is full of manatees and their babies. We arrived and we were told that there were over 190 sightings and more than 300... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the time of year that the blue spring state park is full of manatees and their babies. We arrived and we were told that there were over 190 sightings and more than 300 the day before. We saw these "gentle giants" up close and personal. On the other side of the springs, alligators were sunning and having a... More 

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved wandering through the paths and viewing the Manatees. Not many in the springs yet, but certainly worth the time to stop.

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Thank Allentowntoboston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had heard about Blue Springs from several people in the area. After researching the park made the decision to visit it. We were blown away once we got there. We went twice in 7 days. First time there were 44 manatees and second time 244 with mommas and their calves. This park has excellent viewing stations for seeing and... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the park to see the Manatee and were not disappointed. There were 75 Manatee in the spring. They are beautiful calm creatures. We were also fortunate enough to see an alligator.

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Thank Greerzo
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful park and easy to get to. I got lucky and showed up in the early morning on the day last year when there were a record breaking number of Manatees (over 400, I think) on a fabulous Florida November day. The water is perfect for swimming from April 1-Labor Day, but check with them about those dates. They could... More 

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upstate, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Manatee watching at Blue Spring State Park is wonderful. The spring alone is beautiful, add Manatees and it becomes magical. The park is very popular and there is a risk of not getting in if you don't get there fairly early. You are also more likely to see Manatees when the overnight and a.m. temps are in the 50's or... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I drove 1 1/2 hours, and upon arrival saw a line of cars waiting to enter the park. Oh no! The good news was two-fold. They restrict the number of vehicles so that the park does not become overcrowded, and after about a 30-minute wait, I was IN! It was worth the wait! I got a parking spot, and walked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife's lifelong love-affair with manatees drew us to visit Blue Spring State Park on a hot December day, without knowing very much about it in advance. And what a good choice it turned out to be for a relaxing day out, surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery so far discovered by our party during our stay in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Deltona with time to spare so asked the check in person for a recommendation of what to do. He suggested Blue Spring State Park. When we arrived there was a lineup to get in. We thought there must be something special on but there wasn't- we were told that was normal. Once inside it didn't seem crowded... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was very busy on Sunday. There are only two cruises: 10 am and 1pm We missed the last one so we'll be back next weekend, probably on Saturday and hopefully it will be less crowded then. Anyway we had a nice walk along the river. It was warm and maybe that's why we didn't see manatees, we had no... More 

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