Blue Spring State Park

2100 W. French Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763- Map It
(386) 775-3663

AAA Editor Notes

Blue Spring State Park, 2 mi. w. off US 17/92 on W. French Ave., contains a spring run that maintains a temperature of 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Manatees come here mid-November through March to escape the cooler waters of the St. Johns River. Viewing platforms, ranger interpretation programs and a video presentation introduce visitors to these gentle creatures. While visitors may not swim with or feed the manatees, swimming is allowed from mid-March to mid-November as long as manatees are not present. Campsites, interpretative river cruises and canoe and kayak rentals are available. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$6 (per private vehicle with two to eight people); $4 (per motorcyclist or single-occupancy private vehicle); $2 (per person arriving by bicycle or on foot).
Hours: Park daily 8-dusk. Video presentation shown daily at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, mid-Nov. to mid-Mar.