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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Grease63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful sight. Just be warned that the water is frigid, but it's nice on a hot summer day :)

Thank Ligia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for fun in the water when I was a kid and when I went back to visit it is still the same great place. Crystal clear water which is cool and refreshing. They also have some good camping sites that were big...More

Thank Fiskenator
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spring run, boil and tubing makes for a great day. We saw a manatee hanging out by the boil as well as on the river boat tour. Bathrooms were clean, great gift shop and food available so you don't have to pack a lot....More

Thank Rina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff very helpful. Reasonable entrance fee. Manatees floating idling by. Great picture moments. Old, antique house to look thru. Lots of wide open spaces to run. Snack bar nearby. We only toured a small portion of what was available. Pamphlets upon entering. Close to city....More

1  Thank maryahoyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is just amazing, i went there to catch a glimpse of a manatee and was rewarded by one that just casually swam past me feeding.

2  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was my first natural spring experience in Florida but hey, it was worth it! Amazing blue colour spring with fish and quite fast water flow and brilliant large pond at top of spring. It is quite narrow spring surrounded by woods which makes...More

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11 August 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
Judith A
26 July 2018|
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Response from caryl202 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not 100% sure but I heard mention of one.
Sirjoon s
2 July 2018|
Response from Collazoluz | Reviewed this property |
Hello My daughter is 5’2 and completely submerged she had 3 or more inches of water above. However, most visitors use floats or rafts. There is a store inside the park that you can rent one or you may bring your own. The... More