This seasonal event is open from 1 January 2021 through 31 March 2021.

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Blue Spring State Park Seasonal Walk

Seasonal Walk

SN: 125148 - 2024 / Y0581

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Alice and John with the Manatee!
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sideways FVA trail sign!
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Manatees playing in the springs
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Blue Springs
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when is the event

The event is closed

Starting Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 until Mar 31st, 2024

Start box available: Daily 8AM to Dusk

Physical start box and Online start box (OSB) option

where is the event

Orange City, Florida

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Volusia County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

Park fills up rapidly on weekends causing rangers to close gates. Go early on weekends or call ahead to check availability. Trail is rated 1B and is 60% shaded. This is the largest spring on the St Johns River and is a designated Manatee Refuge during the winter, home to a growing population of the West Indian Manatee. It's not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Walk on paved park road, unpaved campground road, service road, hiking trail, Blue Run and Spring Boil Boardwalk where manatees are present in colder winter months.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1B, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: No

Strollers: No

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

Daily, 8am-dusk. Pets are not allowed in campgrounds and concessions or on beaches and boardwalks.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

2100 W French. (386)775-3663. From I-4 W, exit 114; SR 472 W 3.1 miles; US 17-92 S. 1.7 miles; right on West French. 2.0 miles, left to Park. From I-4 E, exit 111B, W on Saxon. 1.3 miles; right on Enterprise one mile; right on US 17-92 two miles; left on West French two miles, left to Park. Must pay park entrance fee, ask for Volkssport box. Attendant will tell you where to park.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Blue Springs State Park

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Happy Wanderers (AVA-0717)

Event website: www.happywanderersfl.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.