Blue Spring State Park


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Blue Spring State Park


Location:2 miles west of Orange City on French Avenue.
Facilities:51 full-facility campsites, primitive campsite, (4-mile hike-in), 6 cabins, restrooms (é), picnic areas/pavilions, concessions, restaurant, fishing pier, canoe rentals, nature trails, interpretive exhibit.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing/kayaking, freshwater fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, guided boat tours, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The largest spring on the Saint Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and winter home to a growing population of West Indian manatees. The spring's 73 degree water is crystal clear.
Address:2100 W French Ave
Orange City, FL 32763

Phone:386-775-3663
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/bluespring
Size: 2,202 acres land; 442 acres water.

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The Blue Spring State Park near St Johns River is also a manatee refuge, with hundreds of the mysterious creatures arriving every year to shelter in Florida's warm waters.
The five manatees were released at Blue Spring State Park, where a spring keeps the water above 70 degrees.
Side trip: Deland's Blue Spring State Park, a winter refuge for a herd of 60 manatees.