Now this is a springs and a park you will not tire of easily. It is one of the best maintained state parks in the area. It has over 2,600 acres and everything you could imagine in a park. They rent inner tubes for floating, boat tours, fishing, camping in your tent or cabins, swimming, picnic areas and wide open spaces make this park a great choice to visit. Bring or rent your mask and snorkel so you can see the source of the Blue Springs where over 100 million gallons of spring water flow into the St. John’s River everyday. There’s a bit of a current when swimming towards the big blue hole past the submerged trees to the water’s source. This natural Florida hotspot is home to Manatees in the winter where the constant 72 degree water keeps them warm enough and brings lots of tourists for the Manatee festival at the end of January each year. Here’s a link: http://www.themanateefestival.com/event-info.html
If you love parks this is a must see one just outside of Orlando in Orange City off 17-92.
2100 W. French Avenue
Orange City, Florida 32763
Hours 8-sundown 365 days per year
$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance pass.