We think Blue Spring State Park is the best place in Central Florida to see manatees. Hundreds of these “sea-cows” call the park home during the winter (usually mid-November to March). In addition to these majestic creatures, at least 185 bird species have been identified in the park. If you are visiting during manatee season, we highly recommend you arrive early as the park will fill to capacity, especially on a beautiful day.
Operating Hours: 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days
Fee: $6 per vehicle (doublecheck the link below before heading out)