Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. Johns River. Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. During manatee season, which approximately runs from mid-November through March, several hundred manatee can be viewed atop the spring’s overlooks on cold days. The spring and spring run are closed to all water activity from mid-November to at least mid-March.  Swimming or diving with manatees is not permitted; this rule is strictly enforced.

A self-guided tour inside the historic Thursby house, built at the height of the steamboat era in 1872, can also be experienced. In addition the park has plenty of picnic areas as well as three covered pavilions. 

A Manatee looking at the Tourists

Blue Spring State Park

Orange, Fl

Bus Trips from The Villages

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(352) 753-0736​

The Broadwalk


​Pick Up Location: Hope Lutheran Church​. On the corner of 466 & Morse Blvd

250 Avenida Los Angelos 
The Villages, FL 32162
(Please Park On the Side Closest to Morse)

Price: $35 Per Person 

(Bus Driver gratuity not included)

Details -
​​8:30AM - 5:30PM

​Included transportation only.