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Swimming

Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring offers swimming and scuba diving in a crystal clear, 72 degree spring run. Scuba divers must register at the entrance station between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., with an up-to-date certification card and a partner. Swimming or diving with the manatees is NOT permitted.

Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge. Temperatures in the spring run remain a constant 72 degrees; creating a safe haven for the West Indian Manatee. To provide a safe warm water refuge for manatees during the winter season, the spring and spring run is closed to all water related activities including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and boating from November 15 through March 15.

Blue Spring State Park
2100 W. French Ave., Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 775-3663

De Leon Springs State Park

Swimming is permitted from 8:00 a.m. until one half hour before sunset. The swimming area is spring fed and is a constant 72 degrees. Depths range from 18″ to 30′ at the spring boil. Children and non-swimmers should be accompanied by an adult swimmer at all times. The swimming area is approximately 500 feet in circumference. Ten laps around would be about a mile. Lifeguards are on duty only during the summer months. NO swimming is permitted in Spring Garden Creek.

De Leon Springs State Park
601 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, De Leon Springs, FL 32130
(386) 985-4212

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