" Blue Springs State Park "
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
A self-guided tour inside The Historic Thursday house, built in 1872, can also be experienced. In addition the park has plenty of picnic areas as well as three covered pavilions.
Check Out What People Are Saying About The Park!
“Beautiful park with incredible wildlife viewing”
This park is a gem. The walking trails along the blue spring are absolutely lovely. The spring is crystal clear. We saw four manatees lounging in the river, coming up to breathe every few minutes. The other wildlife is also worth the visit- alligator gar and other fish as well as raccoon, black vultures and turtles.
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Come Join In The Fun!
Our Meet and greet is on Friday night at 7:00pm.
On Saturday join the potluck party.
Once you have booked your camp site at the park, go ahead and register for the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!!