Please come out and join us for Great Food, Great Prizes, and all for a GREAT Cause!
Every Wednesday night at 6:30, we have Bingo at Riverwalk Pizzeria in Orange City! This terrific restaurant and brewery is located at 1070 S. Volusia Ave.
Bingo cards are only $1 cash per card and all proceeds go to Blue Spring State Park.
We play 4 games with various terrific prizes and would love to see you come out to this family friendly event!
Wildlife Festival on March 9!
We are excited to attend the Wildlife Festival on Saturday, March 9 from 9 am to 3 pm.
This fabulous annual event is held at the Lyonia Environmental Center located at 2150 Eustace Ave in Deltona.
Our Friends members will be on hand to show you our handsewn stuffed manatees and many other manatee items available for a donation.
We would love to meet YOU and tell you about our volunteer organization that supports Blue Spring State Park!
Come out to meet your new Friends! We are always looking for awesome new Friends to join us!
Night of Lights Firefly event
Get ready to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing glow of nature's own light show at Blue Spring State Park!
The Friends of Blue Spring State Park are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for our enchanting event: Night of Lights.
Event Details Date: Friday, March 15th
Location: Blue Spring State Park
Address: 2100 W. French Ave. Orange City, FL
Time: 6:00 PM until dark
Cost: $30 per person
Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience nature's own firefly light show up close and personal. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 15th, and make your way to Blue Spring State Park for an evening you won't soon forget.
Please RSVP at the link below by March 7th to secure your spot at this captivating social event.
Adopt-A-Manatee® in Partnership with Save the Manatee Club
The Friends have teamed up with Save the Manatee Club to offer you a special opportunity! When you symbolically adopt a real living manatee through this link, you not only support the efforts of the Club, you also support us, the Friends of Blue Spring State Park!
LEAVE YOUR MARK AT BLUE SPRING STATE PARK
Our brick pathway is a terrific way to share memories, memorials, gratitude, and appreciation!
Thank you all for your support!
All of the bricks are along the walkway leading to the Thursby House to showcase your amazing tributes and messages!
Please complete your brick purchase by April 30, 2024 to ensure your brick will be installed by June 1st.
Your purchase/donation really makes a difference as all proceeds benefit the park.
Please keep your brick message appropriate for public viewing.
Tracked Chair Now Available
Mobility challenged guests can experience the scenic trails in Blue Spring State Park using an all-terrain chair. The chair is FREE, but reservations are required.
Please use the link below to make your reservation!
There are multiple trails where the chair can be taken. Some trails thread through palmetto patches, pine scrub or oak hammocks. Other trails follow gentle curves under the canopy of large oak trees.
It's common to see deer along the trails and occasionally one can see (from a distance), wild hogs, a variety of small mammals or even a bear.
We hope to see you on the trails!
Manatee Quilt Giveaway WINNERS!
We ran this AMAZING Giveaway through January 28, 2024 and drew the winners on Sunday on the final day of the 39th Annual Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival!
Winner of the Fabulous Manatee Quilt is:
Winner of the Amazing Stuffed Manatee is:
Winner of the Sweet Manatee Travel Mug is:
CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS!!
Thank you to all who donated, we appreciate you very much!
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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
2100 W. French Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
The park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
Admission$6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Please note that the spring run is closed every year from November to March for Manatee Season.
If you have additional questions, please check out Florida State Park - Blue Spring for additional information