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Blue Spring State Park

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2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501
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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 June 23, 2016 via mobile

The park itself is Amazing! Most definitely a must see. We had brought our own kayaks. Unfortunately I had forgotten my youngest daughters life jacket, who is not a good swimmer just yet. To avoid stopping at wal mart I had called the park office...More

1  Thank Abbey S
Reviewed June 22, 2016

72 degree water year round but it feels colder. Clean clear water, that empties out into the St. Johns river. Plenty of swimming snorckling and diving. Snack bar, pic-nic area and grills. Camping and cabin area. Manatees there at certain times of the year. Kids...More

Thank Edrick0330
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I love this spring. It's so nice to bring a group of friends/family, a picnic and floats to spend the day at. Since it's officially summer season apparently it's also everyone's favorite too, so arrive early! You are in nature so keep in mind you...More

Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed June 19, 2016

For a family with children of all ages and even the grandparents as the spring has easy access via ramps and stairs into the water. This is an all-day trip. Bring charcoal and make your burgers...the teens loved it as they can roam on their...More

Thank Yanella P
Reviewed June 16, 2016

My family and I visited Blue Springs in June and spent 2 nights in the campground. We visited specifically so we could stand up paddle board on the spring. I had read many great things about how beautiful the spring was and it did not...More

4  Thank ckk_rp
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Swimming hole was closed when we went because wild life was in the area so all we got to do was walk around the grounds. Not very easy to keep an eye on small kids. Lots of annoying insects- like fire ants & mosquitoes and...More

1  Thank Laurie C
Reviewed June 10, 2016

This park has so much to do! There is tubing, kayaking, boat tours, trails and they have a historical house called the Thursby House. The water is around 72 degrees. They say in the winter there are many manatees that come to the springs. Close...More

Thank EThompsen23
Reviewed June 10, 2016

This State Park is on of the treasures of Central Florida. Beautiful springs to explore and good swimming area. Lots of history at this State Park. This was a main hub for receiving supplies in this area. Check out the Thursby house. An excellent place...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed June 9, 2016

THE GOOD: It is very clean and walking bridges point you where you want to go. The Spring is clean and crisp offering a refreshing dip in the hot summer. There is a boat tour -2hrs. on the St. Johns' River. In the middle of...More

1  Thank FSUMomDad
Reviewed June 8, 2016

The water was so clear you could see all the fish on the bottom. People were swimming in the spring part and out next to the river there was big ol gators running around, It was wind, Absolutely beautiful, Lots to see. A nice afternoon.

Thank Marian W
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays while school is in session, it's usually not crowded at all, especially if you get there early in the morning.
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I have no idea. sorry