Orange City, Florida

Blue Spring State Park

Orange City, Florida



Orange City, Florida
Phone: (386) 775-3663

Sites: 51
Recent Rate: $25 4/2015

Latitude: 28.9523532866046
Longitude: -81.3332033157349

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

35 Reviews

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Cap'n G

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Most sites are packed sand, but fairly level. However, a few sites are being paved. Vegetation surrounds each campsite, providing for some nice privacy. While sites do have electric and water there is no sewer service at the sites. There is, however, one dump station in the park. A footpath connects the RV park to Blue Spring where the water is always a refreshing 73 degrees. Overall, this is a fantastic park and we'll certainly be back. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Bring your own inflatable tubes, snorkels, and aqua socks for a fun time in Blue Spring. Note: You can rent tubes and buy aqua socks and snorkels at the gift shop, but it will cost you.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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LaMonte

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older State Park as the roads in the campground are narrow. We reserved a handicap site #7! It was OK, not paved and short to get a 40' Rv backed into. Bath houses were clean. There are no sewer hookups but a dump station is available. The spring is nice and lots of things to do : canoes, kayaks, boat tour , tubing and swimming. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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Diane Yeager

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older Florida State Park, and it shows it. Although sites are well separated, they are also eroded and it is difficult to find level parking within the site. Our friends who volunteer here say they are going to remove or renovate shower houses, which are poorly located and old, but clean. Handicap sites are to be added. TV and MiFi perform well since we are very near a cosmopolitan area. The springs part of the park has been modernized, since many people day trip to see the manatees. Boardwalks and viewing platforms are numerous. Many manatees enter the park in winter for the consistent 72* clear water. Ranger programs and river cruises are available for information. We might return after improvements are made. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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Pamelalena

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved roads around the campground. Very easy to park and setup. We purposely went in January, so that we could see the Manatee. We were not disappoint. One morning, during our 5 night stay, we were able to see over 300. There is a great paved trail from the campground to the springhead. Also, we took the boat ride and the ranger was fantastic in his explanations. The only reason I gave this park a 9 is because the Ladies Shower House and no hot water. This wouldn't be a problem in the summer. During the Winter, be prepared to wait about 30 minutes to get into the park, because of the line of folks wanting to get in to see the manatee. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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snowman9000

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

It is clean, but there isn't much wow factor for being a state park. There is a spring which flows into the river, and manatees do spend the winters there, we're told. You can float in the upper part of the spring run. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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judeebug

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at Blue Spring. Many of the sites are very shallow, and big rigs would have a problem fitting, but we did okay with our trailer. Swimming in the spring is fun and very refreshing during the hot summer. Some sort of flotation device is highly recommended. We had noodles, and they were perfect to use during snorkeling. During the weekend the spring area is very crowded, but not too bad during the weekday. Tip: they let campers stay in later than non-campers. There is a great paved bike trail right outside the entrance of the park. We saw deer and turkey while on our ride. It's about 5 miles one way if you do the loop at the end. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Alaska Jim

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

First impression was not very good due to an unfriendly person conducting guest check-in. He did not seem to have the right personality to meet/greet guests and it was obvious he did not like this particular job. The RV sites are at an angle to road therefore are much easier to back into. All sites are in sandy soil. We were in site #38. Sites can be tight and affect your ability to use awnings and slideouts. Very private with lots of overhead cover. Depending on the site, you may have great satellite reception or none at all. Bathrooms/showers were older but very clean. Train tracks close by and the train comes through day and night. Phone reception was good but signal was not constant. Will stay here again. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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budwang

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Not for big rigs-camped in a 40' 5th wheel and could not get in 1st site due to turning radius. This campground needs grooming in the worst way. Won't be back. Great park for watching manatee and boat tour great. Angelina's for pizza and Bellini's for a great Italian of any kind. Right turn from Hwy 17 abysmally bad-ran over curb with RV once and dually truck another time. Potential of campground is immense-to bad its not utilized. Site not wide and sandy or is it level. They could do so much better. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Traveler_2011

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in order to see the manatees - they were wonderful and being able to walk down in the morning to see them was great. Our site was a little too exposed but others had more trees and privacy. Utilities and dump station were fine. Bathrooms were older and needed fixing but were clean. Lots and lots of mosquito's here - come prepared. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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KayLar

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Senior resident rate shown. Double for normal rate. Our 3rd visit to a great park. Not as many manatees as last year and no bear sighted this time, but still very nice visit. There were about 8 to 10 manatees including one mama and calf while we were there. We were in site 27 and were able to comfortably push my mother in a wheelchair on the sidewalk thru the woods near site 18 and up and down the boardwalk from the spring to the St. Johns River. All sites looked good. Restrooms and showers were clean and in good repair. Have fun and enjoy. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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BigPa

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet, uncrowded campground, beautifully secluded sites. Short walk to spring and day use area. Free kayak launch on St. John river about 1 mile away: manatees abound. New bike trail runs along nearby rail line. Almost heaven! We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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silvertube

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

A great park if you like wildlife and natural settings. The major attraction is the spring of course. The water is 72 degrees F all year round, and very clear, so it is popular for snorkeling, diving, and swimming. Fish, turtles, and occasionally manatees can be seen. There are boardwalks and aluminum docks along the riverfront, for easy access. The campsites are all sandy, and well separated with dense natural growth. It's a beautiful place. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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ontken

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best parks for water wildlife. I would rate this park a 10 if there was not a train track beside the park. Every time the train goes by it blows it's horn. There is a paved bike trail beside the park. Great place to take a canoe ride in the St Johns River: many gators, birds and manatee eating in the river. The spring had over 200 manatee in it so it is closed to swimmers and canoes. We will stay here again. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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horsefolk

Review Count: 182
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park.Terrific staff and volunteers. Park is crowded with day folks when Manatee here but well worth it. Really nice and quiet at night after the crowds leave. Plan on an extra day to see everything. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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dewwed

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first visit to Blue Spring S.P. This is a typical state park offering the normal facility with limited campground amenities. Sites are private and the park was quiet day and night, except for the train that comes past, and it really is not that noisy. Bicycles are recommended since the swimming and boat cruise area a bit of a walk from the campground. We did have the opportunity to see the manatees, but they were on the other side of the viewing area and hard to see. The springs were actually close, and you could not rent a boat to get any closer. Bath houses are unheated and open on the top, so if the weather is cool then you are cold, if hot you will sweat. The funny part of the bath house is that it was closed for cleaning at 7 am on Saturday morning…. But none of the campers paid any attention, and the cleaning guy had to work around about 12 guys taking showers and shaving. The sites are not full hookup so almost everyone uses the bath house. Except to see the Manatees I see no reason to return to this park. The town of Orange City does not have anything to offer, and TV receptions is really bad. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

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