Blue Spring State Park is known for its outstanding manatee viewing opportunities, especially in the winter months when these gentle giants retreat from the cold waters of the river for the consistant 72-degree waters of the spring. Fish and a variety of native birds are also abundant in the park. History buffs can visit the Thursby House to be transported back to Florida's frontier days. Hikers can trek Pine Island Trail, which is 3.6 miles in length (one way) and will lead you to the St. Johns River. Rent a kayak or canoe from Blue Spring Adventures to paddle Blue Spring Run or the St. Johns, join a guided paddling tour or hop on board an eco boat tour. Other available activities include birding, camping, fishing, picnicing, scuba diving, snorkling, swimming and tubing.
Cabins, Campgrounds, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Concession and Restaurant, Dump Station, Historic Site, Interpretive Exhibit, Nature Trail, Parking, Picnic Pavillion, Playground, Restroom, RV Parking, Shower, Fishing Dock