Blue Spring State Park RV & Campground Guide


The Blue Spring State Park is known as Florida’s premier manatee refuge, and more than 300 of the animals flock to the area during the winter months. It’s also the habitat for at least 15 threatened or endangered plants and animals. You may see herons and other wading birds, swimming turtles, and possibly an alligator sunning himself. Stroll along the 0.4-mile boardwalk to see these animals and to learn more about them.

The spring waters at the park are 72F year-round, and perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and a host of other activities. The weather out of the water is warm year-round as well, ranging from the 70’s to the 90’s each day, and dropping into the 40’s on the very coldest days of the year.

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Spring 77-86 F
Summer 90-91 F
Fall 77-89 F
Winter 70-72 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blue Spring State Park

The RV campgrounds at Blue Spring State Park have electricity and dump stations and are pet-friendly. If you do choose to use an RV, consider renting one from us at RVshare.com. You’ll get the perfect vehicle for your needs, at a price that suits you. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed. You can rent an RV at your home and drive it to the park, or if you’d prefer, you can fly to Florida and then rent an RV there to head to the park. 

Luna Sands Resort

A family owned and operated campground for 30+ years, Luna Sands accommodates all types of RVs and motorhomes. Oaks, palm trees, and pines offer nicely shaded campsites, and the pond is home to storks, ibis, cranes, eagles, hummingbirds, and other native birds. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, laundry, showers, dog park, shuffleboard

DeLand/St. Johns KOA

Alongside the meandering St. Johns River, this new KOA is the perfect place to relax! Rent a canoe or kayak from the campground and paddle along the shore, or grab some fresh seafood from the on-site restaurant. There’s also live music on weekends, and the campground is close to the town of DeLand and its architecture, shopping, and restaurants. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, showers, laundry​​, snack bar, boat rental

RV Rentals Near Blue Spring State Park

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What to Do at
Blue Spring State Park

Inside Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring is along the St. Johns River, and there’s plenty to do to explore the park! Take a boat tour, go on a hike, or visit the Thursby House, which hosted steamboat passengers as they headed up and down the river. Other activities in the park include:

Birding: Look for Florida scrub-jays, which live in the park, and listen for their calls (just remember, it’s against the law to feed them!).

Boat Tours: Take a two-hour narrated cruise to learn about the nature and ecology of the St. Johns River. 

Paddling: Canoe Blue Spring Run and the St. Johns River. You can rent canoes and kayaks along the river. 

Hiking: Take a self-guided tour along the accessible boardwalk to Blue Spring. There are also longer trails that take you through various plant communities, from desert scrub to the St. Johns River. 

Scuba Diving: Certified divers are allowed to scuba inside the park. Check the rules to be sure you have all the necessary equipment and permits. 

Swimming: You can swim in the crystal clear waters of the spring, but be aware swimming with the manatees is not permitted.

Tubing: You can take a relaxing float about an eighth of a mile from an upper entry to the main dock. 

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How to Get to
Blue Spring State Park

Take I-4 to Orange City. Turn west on French Ave. and follow the road until the pavement ends. Turn left into the park entrance.

Entering Blue Spring State Park

Like most state parks there is a fee to enter Blue Springs State Park:

Blue Spring State Park Per Vehicle : $6.0

You’re sure to remember a trip to Blue Spring State Park for a long time after! From landfaring activities like bicycling and hiking to spending time in the water paddling or swimming...and especially manatee-watching...there’s sure to be an activity for everyone in your group! While you’re out and about, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Spring State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Blue Spring State Park?

The best time of year to visit Blue Spring State Park is from late fall to early spring. Days are still warm, but nights get cool. Summers are hot and humid, with the rainiest months being June through September.

What is the climate of Blue Spring State Park?

The climate of the park is subtropical. It has a mean annual temperature of 68.9 degrees Fahrenheit and an average annual rainfall of 50 inches. The temperature ranges from an average high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit in the height of summer to an average low of 44 degrees in January.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Blue Spring State Park?

Blue Spring State Park offers a variety of RV campsites. The park also offers group campsites that accommodate up to 100 people each night. There are also private RV campgrounds available on the outskirts of the park.

Are pets allowed at Blue Spring State Park?

Pets are allowed in the park but must be restrained by a leash no more than 6 feet long and under the owner's control at all times. They can be taken on hiking trails and along roads open to motor vehicles.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Blue Spring State Park?

Blue Spring State Park has a wide variety of wildlife, including coyotes, deer, raccoons, skunks and even bears. You can also see birds such as hawks and eagles during your visit to this park.