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Blue Spring State Park
Home To The West Indian Manatee!

blue-springs-state-park-orange-city-floridaBlue Spring State Park located at Orange City Florida covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. Johns River.

Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. The spring and spring run are closed during Manatee season, mid-November through March.

The spring's crystal clear, 73 degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner. The river is popular for fishing, canoeing, and boating. River boat tours are available, see details below.

For overnight stays, air-conditioned cabins, a full-facility campground and primitive campsites are available. This is a very popular park on weekends. To ensure entrance into the park, they recommend arriving early; otherwise, the parking area will be full and you may not be able to enter.

Swimming or diving with manatees is not permitted; this rule is strictly enforced, so follow all park instructions.

General Information & Amenities:

  • Park Hours: 8 am - Until sunset (365 days a year)

  • Park Phone: +1 (386) 775-3663

  • Entrance Fees (2011): $6.00 per vehicle 2-8 people per vehicle...$4.00 single occupant vehicle...$2.00 pedestrians, bicyclists etc

  • Camping/Cabin Reservations: $95.00 (Cabin per night + tax) $24.00 per night + tax. Call 1 800-326-3521 or click this Blue Spring State Park link.

  • Boat Tours: (386) 917-0724 or St.John River Cruises Takes around 2 hours.

  • Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Tubing, Widlife Viewing, Hiking, Canoeing & Kayaking

  • Restaurant, Gift Shop & Camp Store

This is a popular venue with tourist's and locals, located around a 45min drive from Orlando, vehicles are required.

Location & Directions:

Blue Springs State Park
2100 W. French Avenue
Orange City
Florida 32763
Tel: +1 386-775-3663

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