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. A trailhead to the Spring-to-Spring trail is located within the park.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.