Blue Spring State Park
Winter Water Activities
Due to manatee season, the spring run is currently closed to all water activities. This includes swimming, snorkeling, diving, tubing, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Please visit Wekiwa Springs or De Leon Springs State Parks for winter water activity fun.
Please call Blue Spring State Park at 386-775-3663 before visiting to get our latest manatee count.
Blue Spring State Park frequently reaches capacity during the week and on the weekends, during both the winter and summer months. To avoid waiting, please visit the park early.
Welcome to Blue Spring State Park
Refreshing 72 degree waters of Blue Spring greet visitors at this gem along the St. Johns River.
Conservation measures can produce astounding results. In 1970, two years before Blue Spring State Park was established, researchers tracked 14 manatees in the spring run. By 2005, after years of park improvements and manatee protection efforts, wintering manatee numbers exceeded 200 and by 2018, that number skyrocketed to a record 485.
Besides "sea cows," fish abound in the spring run, and these attract a variety of wading birds, ospreys, eagles and kingfishers. To see the park’s wonders, visitors can hike along the spring run or on the 4.5-mile Pine Island Trail. Visitors can also launch a canoe or kayak (rentals are available at the park) or take a guided river boat cruise.
Plan Your Visit
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Blue Spring State Park Photo Gallery
Manatees at Blue Spring State Park
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