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Orange City, Florida

Blue Spring State Park

Orange City, Florida



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

Sites: 51
Recent Rate: $13 7/2016

Latitude: 28.952353286605
Longitude: -81.333203315735

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • 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 yes
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

38 Reviews

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

New bathhouses since last visit. Very nice and well maintained. Also, new extension to bike path since last visit. Lot of activities or just a good place to relax. No manatees this time of year, but allows for water activities in the spring run. Good hiking and biking. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The two hour river cruise is a good break from the routine. Lot of wildlife, especially birds, and the "captain" provided good narration and accommodated photographers very well, stopping and backing up to allow a good shot. If you like biking, ride the paved trail outside the park. Saw deer and black bear.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park. The spring and river are great for paddling, the spring is also wonderful for tubing and swimming. You can walk to the springs entrance from the campground if you're in reasonably good health. The line to get in here gets long on the weekends, so be mindful of this if you are arriving or trying to get back in to the park mid-day. We will go back during manatee time. This was our last trip in the "Big Rig" 32' Tango rear lounge. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We kayaked around Hontoon Island, about a 10 mile paddle. Saw lots of gators and other wildlife. Kayak and canoe rentals available through onsite concessionaire.

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The campsites are very private with screens of Florida scrub forest in a U around each site. It makes backing in a little crazy, but once you are in, you feel like you are in your own private piece of Florida. Our site was level and had water and electricity. There is a short path down to the Springs. The Manatees that winter there had just left when we were there in early April. So we snorkeled and swam in the 73 degree water. You can snorkel over the spring and look down into the huge broken gash in the earths surface where the water comes out. You can rent floaty tubes and a small locker for your keys. You can also rent snorkel gear, we brought our own. We camped at Blue Spring State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 11

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
004
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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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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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
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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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 7

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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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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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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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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