Blue Spring State Park has 51 campsites (recreational vehicles up to 40 feet long) located in the sand pine scrub and are within walking distance to the spring. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, water, electricity and a grill. A dump station is available in the park. Pets are welcome in the Blue Springs camping area in accordance with our Pet Policy. ADA Accessible sites at Blue Springs State Park camping are offered on Reserve America and two new bathhouses are complete with accessible showers and bathroom stalls.
Conservation measures can produce astounding results. In 1970, two years before Blue Spring State Park was established, researchers tracked 14 manatees in the spring run. By 2005, after years of park improvements and manatee protection efforts, wintering manatee numbers exceeded 200 and by 2018, that number skyrocketed to a record 485.
Besides "sea cows," fish abound in the spring run, and these attract a variety of wading birds, ospreys, eagles and kingfishers. To see the park’s wonders, visitors can hike along the spring run or on the 4.5-mile Pine Island Trail. Visitors can also launch a canoe or kayak (rentals are available at the park) or take a guided river boat cruise.
We had such a blast! Went to Blue Springs with my granddaughter. We spent three nights! We had so much fun! My granddaughter didn’t want to leave. She swam in the springs and loved it. Then we went to the swimming hole, and there were five manatees there. We were told not to touch them, but one brushed against her leg! Wow! She will never forget! We are going in june again!
This is a great park to camp at especially in the winter when the manatees are in the run taking advantage of the 72 degree water, its that cold year round. During the summer it is really cool to tube. It is a nice short run.
When we visited the park with full and very busy. There were a couple neat trails and the beach was fun. The campsites were somewhat secluded and a decent size. It was a nice little place to spend a couple days.
The water is by far the best part. Trails are cool but were not very well maintained. If you happen to be nearby, go, but don't go waay out of the way for it.
Overall a good place to camp but very crowded around the spring in summer and weekends. The sites are nice and secluded from each other. It is a bit of a hike to the water Unless you have a wagon to get all your stuff there. Bring some water shoes so you can walk up river to the spring -your feet will thank you. If you are there during the winter then you can see the manatees. Kayaking, Canoeing and snorkeling allowed. Would go again and give it another try.
Stayed in the middle of the week. Sadly this site does cost a bit of money ($34 when I went). RV hookups, electricity, showers and bathrooms all easily accessible. Swimming only in the designated areas of the spring with chances to see tons of wildlife, the water is crystal clear and beautiful. There is also a decent nature walk nearby as well.
Blue Spring has nice sites with electricity and water at each site and bathrooms with showers. It's not the place to go if you are looking for a more primitive style of camping, but most sites are fairly private with lots of trees/brush between you and the next site. The sites are well shaded as well. You can see manatees here and there is good swimming, freediving, and scuba diving.