Located between Daytona Beach and Orlando, West Volusia County is home to three of the most popular state parks in Florida. Luckily, all three have re-opened to the public in the past month! You heard it here first! These popular West Volusia State Parks reopen!
Blue Spring State Park
The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring, is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (November – March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees.
The park also features seasonal swimming and “floating” in the Spring, canoe and kayak rentals, narrated river cruises, Segway tours, a walking trail, snack bar, picnic pavilions, outdoor grills, camping, and cabins.
DeLeon Springs State Park
Brimming with history, DeLeon Springs State Park park offers swimming in the Spring, picnic pavilions, outdoor grills, a narrated river cruise, canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals, a playground, hiking trails, a visitor center, historical ruins and displays, and a snack bar.
There’s even a restaurant on-site you can visit after you’ve worked up a good appetite. You can flip your own pancakes right at your table at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Griddle House. A yummy way to enjoy yourself as the popular West Volusia State Parks reopen.
Hontoon Island State Park
Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years as well as abundant wildlife can be witnessed on Hontoon Island located on the St. Johns River.
Hiking and biking trails meander around Indian shell middens. There are also picnic areas, playground, gas grills, restrooms, canoe, and kayak rentals, primitive tent and cabin camping. Accessible by free passenger ferry or private boat only. A beautiful way to enjoy the outdoors as these popular West Volusia State Parks reopen.
As the state parks are reopening, The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is taking measures to ensure the protection of staff and the public.
During this early phase of reopening, visitors should expect limited hours, capacity, and amenities. Portions of these parks and trails have been identified for reopening with limited risk to visitors and staff.
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