ORIGIN - Blue Spring Run - Orange City, Florida, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR
N 28° 56.864 W 081° 20.379
17R E 466901 N 3202242
Quick Description: The location of the headwaters of the Blue Spring Run located in West Volusia County, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2020 5:52:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM132ZD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Located in Volusia County, Florida just west of Orange City is the Blue Spring. Known locally as the Blue Spring Boil, this first magnitude spring discharges between 70 - 102 million gallons of water daily into the St. Johns River via the Blue Spring Run.

The Blue Spring Run is a designated manatee refuge and is closed to paddlers during the winter months, (November 15 - March 1). During extreme cold weather, over 300 manatee have been counted in the run.

The St. Johns River on either side of the run is designated as a "No Wake Zone," making the area great for kayaking and canoeing. A swimming area is just south of the head spring and is popular during the summer months with swimmers due to the 72 degree water temperature.

A boardwalk is available that will take visitors to the spring head. A viewing area is available to look down into the spring headwaters. Food and gift concessions are available along with picnic areas and restroom facilities. This spring head is ADA accessible. A large covered area is located just before the headspring with bench style seating and an extensive kiosk with natural history of the spring area.
Parking Coordinates: 28.9447165 81.3380001

Trailhead Coordinates: 28.9451569 81.3388641

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