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Dates: 1/1/2018 - 3/31/2018
City / State: Orange City, FL
Event Name: Blue Spring State Park Seasonal Walk
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 109999 2018/Y0581
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10km - 1B
Description: Daily, 8am-dusk. Pets are not allowed in campgrounds and concessions or on beaches and boardwalks.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks
Start Times: Daily 8AM to Dusk
Location: Blue Spring St Pk Entrance Gate
Start Point / 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.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
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.
Host Club: Happy Wanderers
Contact: Bill Ellis (386) 960-7511
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