Blue Spring State Park

the best place near Orlando to see manatees and kayak in Florida this fall and winter

Blue Spring State Park is 30 minutes from Orlando

One of the best places to get into nature near Florida theme parks

Closed for swimming when the manatees arrive, the run from the springs is perfect for cooling off March through October

the water is always 68 degrees, year-round

Boardwalks through the palm forest are magical.

One of many fun things to do at Blue Spring State Park, and perfect for seeing manatees from.

Manatees flock by the hundreds to Blue Spring State Park Nov - Feb

January and Febfruary are the best times to see manatees at the springs.

Kayaking or SUP with manatees is one of the best things to do

The mouth of the spring is perfect to sit and observe manatees respectfully. Bring an underwater camera for cool photos.

Blue Spring State Park has kayaking trails ideal for seeing manatees and alligators year round.

Being so near Orlando, this is a great alternative to theme parks

If you don't like paddling, do an ecotour cruise on the St Johns River from the state park

look for manatees and alligators while hearing the history of Blue Springs

You can camp at Blue Spring State Park or do a day trip from Orlando.

Make camping reservations far in advance, especially during manatee season.

Being the best place to see manatees in Florida, Blue Spring State Park has lots of opportunities for unique wildlife viewing.

Plan a trip to Blue Spring State Park for manatees and outdoor fun

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