FLORIDA PARK JOURNALS Florida State Parks

Blue Spring State Park: Journey to Cool

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Perfect for a trip any time of year, Blue Spring boasts the largest spring on the St. Johns River, with a springhead that pumps 100 million gallons of crystal-clear water into the river every day. Whether you’re enjoying manatees and other wildlife in their natural habitat, or lazing away in the water that’s always 73º, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time.

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Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and is home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees.


Hontoon Island State Park is a short paddle down the St. Johns River.
The spring was visited by botanist John Bartram in 1766.

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  • Cabins Icon Cabins
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  • Canoeing & Kayaking Icon Canoeing & Kayaking
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  • Picnicking Icon Picnicking
  • Playground Icon Playground
  • Scuba Diving Icon Scuba Diving
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  • Swimming Icon Swimming
  • Tubing Icon Tubing
  • Wildlife Viewing Icon Wildlife Viewing

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