Blue Springs

Kayaking alone is okay, but what if you had manatees joining you? Blue Springs is one of the best springs near Orlando to do just that. Conservation efforts in the state park have seen the numbers of manatees grow from 14 to 485.

Blue Springs
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n addition to kayaking and canoeing in Florida, there are activities for everyone! Enjoy scuba diving, fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife watching, and even swimming!

The spring itself is surrounded by woodland and is just a short distance away over a boardwalk. A really beautiful location to cool down from the Florida heat, or just spend some time watching the world go by.

So what makes this so great for kayaking? Blue Spring Run is actually a “No Wake Zone” which means the waters are always calm. This is because to this day, over 300 manatees have been spotted in the winter months at one time!

Admission to Blue Springs State Park is $6 per vehicle. Make sure that you get there early as this park can get very, very busy, especially in summer.