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|Now through middle of march you can visit Blue Spring State Park and see manatees in close proximity. Click here to see recent pictures from our trip up there.|
|Blue Spring State Park Photos |
BLUE SPRING STATE PARK
The spring is much more than a scenic area for canoeing and swimming; it plays a vital role in the survival of one of Florida's most beleaguered residents -- the manatee. Visitors can learn more about this endangered animal through ranger interpretive programs. A chair accessible observation platform provides a view of the endangered mammals that gather at the spring during the cooler months of the year. From November through March, the manatees leave the colder waters of the St. Johns River for the safety and comfort of the 72-degree spring.