Type of Attraction: State Park
Hours: Daily, 8 AM to Dusk
Admission: $6 per vehicle
Address: West French Avenue, Orange City, Florida
Phone Number: (386) 775-3663
RICH’S TRIVIA: Florida boasts approximately 700 freshwater springs.
Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. John’s 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.
The spring´s crystal clear, 73-degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner during our designated swimming season. Fishing, canoeing and boating are also enjoyed along the St. John’s River. River boat tours are available; for reservations, call St. Johns River Cruises at (386) 917-0724.
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