Blue Springs State Park is located just west of Orange City, FL. During the winter months it can be home to many manatees looking to escape to the warmer water that the springs provide.
The water stays 72 degrees year-round and has become a sanctuary for the sea cows. The hours are 8am until sundown 365 days a year. The fees are $6 per vehicle to park. As we found out the parking can fill up fast so arrive early.
Unfortunately, there were no manatees the day that we visited Blue Springs State Park but it was still a beautiful place to take in nature. You can call Blue Springs State Park and check the manatee count before heading there for a visit.
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