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Blue Spring State Park

2100 W. French Avenue

Blue Spring State Park 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. During manatee season, which approximately runs from mid-November through March, several hundred manatee can be viewed atop the spring’s overlooks. The spring and spring run are closed to all water activity while manatees are present during this time.  Swimming or diving with manatees is not permitted; this rule is strictly enforced.



Monday, July 30, 2018
One of my favorite places on a hot summer day. You can swim up current in generally crystal clear waters, see the fish and other wild life, swim over the springs, go for a walk through the woods, and just hang out and eat. Usually crowded on weekends and holidays, but most of the time people are friendly as everyone is out to enjoy the day. There is a gift shop which also rents out tubes. You can bring your own if you want. Great place to do some under water filming as fish are usually present. Beware of snakes and spiders though, as these are harder to spot but are always around.

Lisa Collins

Monday, July 9, 2018
Very nice state park. There is a washer and dryer there that only costs $1 to wash and $1 to dry. The machines work great! The camp sites are well maintained and are large. There isn't really any sites that are too far from the restrooms. The staff they have there are great and care about the park. This was once an amusement park and it was shut down but they still have the glass bottom boats and other water activities. They also have hiking and an educational center and a playground for kids that is also well maintained.

arturo rodriguez

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Cool state park with options for everyone. On a good you can catch a view of the manetees swimming. On a bad day though like on the day we went, the swimming area can be closed due to Gators in the water. Doesn't happen often though but you can always ask for a refund for your entrance fee if that ever happens. I won't give the park less stars because of that, since they can't control nature and they were great about taking proper steps to protect the public. Staff was friendly and always ready to provide you with nature facts.

Joy McIntosh

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Place was a little busy, but to be expected in the summer months. The water was a perfect 72 degrees. So refreshing. The kids loved it. The camping sites were convenient and clean. Def coming back!

Libardo Lambrano

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Blue Springs is a beautiful place to visit. In the blue spring waters you can spot manatees, alligators, crocodiles, turtles and a variety of fish. Manatees are not present all year around. Make sure you know when the season is and I asure you, you will have a great time. I live in Orlando and have been there several times with my family, it is always fun and relaxing.

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