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Blue Spring SP, FL

Photo: Blue Spring SP
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Mar 18 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

This park is Blue Spring located in Volusia County on the St. Johns River near Orange City, Florida. This Park is 140 miles and a three-hour drive from Lafayette Blue Springs State Park near Mayo, Florida. Please make sure you are reserving for the correct Blue Springs State Park.

Blue Spring is the winter home (November-March) for an ever-increasing population of the endagered Florida manatee, as well as being a favorite recreation area. Popular activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, and camping. Visitors may hike the 4-mile trail through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp, or marvel at the 1872 Thursby House that sits atop an ancient Timucuan shell midden.

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ada Accessible Restroom
  • Backpack Overnight Trails
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Bbq Grill
  • Beds And Foam Pads
  • Benches
  • Bike Riding
  • Bike Trail
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Boating
  • Broom And Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rental
  • Campground Host
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Clothes Line Post
  • Cold Springs
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Convenience Store
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Dishes And Tableware
  • Dumpstation
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Gatehouse
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Group Shelter
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Shoes
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Station
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mattress
  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Viewing Area
  • Overlook
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pavilion
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Pots And Pans
  • Pressurized Water
  • Primitive Camping
  • Restroom
  • River Trips
  • Rv Park
  • Sailing
  • Scenery
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sightseeing
  • Small Store
  • Snorkeling
  • Soaking And Wading
  • Star Gazing
  • Stove
  • Swimming
  • Swings
  • Table And Chairs
  • Trailer Parking
  • Tubing
  • Volleyball
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Fountains
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Park Lot
  • Hospital
  • Post Office
  • River Access
Alerts and Important Information

This is Blue Spring located in Volusia County on the St. Johns River near Orange City, Florida. Is this the park you are requesting?

Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge. To Provide a safe warm water refuge for manatees during the winter season, the spring and the spring run is closed to all water related activities including swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving and boating from November 15 through March 1.

The park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late please contact the park prior to 5 PM on the day of your arrival.

Pets are welcome overnight in all the camping parks. Pet rules apply.
Domestic breeds of dogs, except guide or signal dogs or animals trained to assist individuals with a disability, cats, fur-bearing animals, birds and reptiles are not allowed in food-service areas, cabins or cabin areas, primitive campgrounds, beaches where bathing and swimming are permitted, either land and water portions, park buildings, playgrounds, and areas designated by park management. Captive wild species, whether native or non- native, and barnyard animals, except horses, are not allowed.
Pets must be well behaved at all times and confined in the owner's camping unit during quiet hours. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long. Please do not tie pets to park vegetation, natural or manmade structures or facilities. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all droppings in trash receptacles. Pets are required to be vaccinated. Horse owners and users will be asked to show their certificate of a current negative Coggin's Test for all horses entering the park.
A pet that is noisy, disturbing, intimidating or dangerous to other people or pets, or which damages park resources, will not be allowed to remain in the park.

No one younger than 18 may camp overnight unless accompanied by a responsible adult, who will remain onsite for the period rented.

A train track is located adjacent to the park and trains may be heard traveling by at any time during the day or night.

Hammock camping is designated in campsites 26,27,41,42,44.

Getting There:

Take exit 114 off Interstate 4 and follow the signs. Go south on 17-92 to Orange City, about 2.5 miles. Make a right onto West French Avenue. The address of the park is 2100 West French Ave.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Blue Spring SP
2100 WEST FRENCH AVENUE
ORANGE CITY FL 32763

Phone Number:

Information: (386)775-3663