United States Florida Orange City

Blue Springs Park

A natural spring and popular manatee refuge offering clear waters for swimming, snorkeling, and scenic nature trails for wildlife viewing.

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If you're looking to see manatees, Blue Springs is your spot. One of the largest winter gathering sites for manatees in Florida, you can see hundreds(!) of manatees enjoying the 72-degree spring water in the winter months. Closed for swimming when in manatee season, but the boardwalk allows for viewing at a safe distance.

leah 3 years ago

Blue Springs Park Guides

  • 16 Hidden Gems: the Dreamiest Natural Springs in Florida

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Forget everything you thought you knew about Florida. Over 700 natural springs pepper the north coasts and panhandle, offering up crystalline turquoise waters so pristine that its not uncommon to spot schools of fish or manatees swimming around your feet. Underground caves are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, or grab a tube and float the day away (lazy river style) on the calm, cool rivers that connect spring to spring.