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All reviews john's river swimming area gift shop boat tour nice boardwalk the water is crystal clear scuba diving central florida rent a canoe winter home large fish picnic lunch per vehicle manatees swimming year round board walk manatee viewing
If you are at a loss on a cold day in Florida then a visit here is a must. The manatees swim up the rivers to this area for the warm water. Beautiful gentle creatures and nearly 200 when we visited. Easy walks and wooden...More
Came to see the manatees, found out it was the last day to snorkel before the Manatees came in so I rented a mask and snorkel and hopped in the cool, refreshing, crystal clear waters. There is a huge 200 feet deep spring a short...More
We had just landed in Orlando and had a 1/2 day to spend before embarking into Disney World. This was the perfect way to start our trip. Would never expect to find something so beautiful and peaceful just outside Orlando. The walk is very easy...More
Very quiet and serene. We went in early December and got to see lots of Manatees walking the boardwalk. Not crowded at all.. You can rent kayaks and go down the St Johns River or take a guided boat tour.
This is such a beautiful Park. They have nice walking areas, places to swim (when permitted), a local historic house, a little shop, and of course Manatees!!! Lots of different areas to view manatees when they are in. Water is really clear so manatees and...More
Cool and shady, sunny and rain, very nice visit. Boardwalk along the Indian River and Blue Springs, which was crystal clear. Weather was still warm so manatees were not easily sighted. The 2 hour boat tour was relaxing and informative about history of the area...More
There’s a nice boardwalk along the river, with various viewing and swimming areas and available 2 hour boar trips and kayacking. On some visits we have seen crowds of the protected manatees, other times they are somewhere out of sight. There is a playground for...More
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Good question! Normally, officials think of the run as beginning around November 15. Since the eastern U.S. has seen a generally colder season, perhaps the run will start a bit earlier. Our experience with the park... More
Good question! Normally, officials think of the run as beginning around November 15. Since the eastern U.S. has seen a generally colder season, perhaps the run will start a bit earlier. Our experience with the park rangers has been that they will be glad to tell you the current situation if you give them a call.
Apart from the very end of the walkways, it definitely is. All the pathways are wheelchair accessible. At the end of it where you would go into the water, there are a few steps. So apart from that you are fine.