'Home of the Manatee,' Blue Spring State Park is the most notable park in Orange City, FL. This 2,600 acre manatee refuge allows visitors the opportunity to swim, snorkel, scuba dive, picnic, and when the weather is cooler, see manatees. Valentine Park is the home of the annual Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival, attracting over 10,000 visitors to our area. Due to overwhelming popularity, the Waggin' Trail Dog Park has had many enhancements, including the addition of shade structures and restroom improvements. Veterans Memorial Park has also had upgrades with a resurfaced splash pad and renovated restrooms. Development of our newest park, Mill Lake, will begin in 2014, and will be a pivotal park to the trail system. All Orange City parks are well-maintained and a great place for the community to enjoy. Orange City is also paired with surrounding tranquility, abundant wildlife and unspoiled natural landscapes. The St. Johns River and its associated lakes offer plenty of great fishing spots year-round. Bass boat, pontoon boat, and houseboat rentals are available at several locations along the St. Johns River. For an insider's look at what to catch and where to find it, consider hiring a guide who knows the perfect spots for filling your stringer with some of the best freshwater fish in Florida.