Blue Spring State Park

2100 W. French Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763- Map It
Phone: (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. A trailhead to the Spring-to-Spring trail is located within the park. </br>Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. </br>
$6 (per private vehicle with two to eight people); $4 (per motorcyclist or single-occupancy private vehicle); $2 (per additional passenger or 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. Allow 2 hours minimum.