Tranquil Kayaking Adventures
Blue Spring State Park’s exceptional Florida views and crystal clear waters offer swimmers, kayakers, fishermen, and guests an outstanding experience. Guest Services is honored to have now offered our services for over a year at this amazing destination in Orange City. Recently, we sat down with the new GM to discuss his background, the property’s exciting new developments, what it’s like on-site, and what the team is looking forward to.
Welcome to Blue Spring State Park & Hontoon Island
Discover these awesome parks, their concessions, kayak tours, boat tours, and all our offerings.
Two Hidden Florida Gems
Our operations management at Blue Spring State Park also expands to the neighboring Hontoon Island State Park. Located in the center of St. Johns River in Volusia County, the island is only accessible by private boat or park ferry that we also maintain and operate. It has a small museum, playground, retail shop, fishing spots, and 10 slips for boats to park.
Both of these outstanding properties feature great experiences that align with many of our other Florida properties. From the refreshing and awe-inspiring waters to the recreation classics like boating, canoeing, and fishing, our guests enjoy a wide variety of Guest Services premiere offerings.
Meet Ron Nance
General Manager at Blue Spring State Park and Hontoon Island
Ron tells us more about his background, his family, and his experience we Guest Services so far.
An annual festival in celebration of the adorable sea cows is held annually at Blue Spring State Park. The return of this exciting event last month saw a massive turnout due in part to its absence during the pandemic. “It went very well,” says Ron. “Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t really agreeing with us but the turnout was still fantastic. We had food, a beer garden, and ten or so vendors set up. It was terrific seeing so many come out to enjoy themselves.”
The team looks forward to completing the construction of a pavilion and a deck as well as the addition of bike tours and various other upgrades. April 1st is the first day back for the season where they will be welcoming guests for tubing and swimming. The upcoming Firefly Festival is also a local favorite during which visitors enjoy the unique cascades of fireflies that light up the park.
The Horizon and Beyond
Learn what the team at Blue Spring is looking forward to, including finishing construction and a local partnership.
Meet the Team
Stacey Tyson – AGM
Nathanial Cook – Retail/Dock
Grace Dickinson – Retail/Dock
Angela Hatfield – Supervisor
Kennedy Dixon – Retail/Dock
Soren Anderson – Retail/Dock
Tonya Scott – Retail/Dock
Jonathon Perez – Dock
Jacob Seago – Retail
Zachary Sisk – Dock
|Kimberli Kulik – Retail
Verania Sosa – Dock
Evan McElhaney – Supervisor
Debra Wood – Retail/Boat Tours
Susan Toner – Retail
Shane Fox – Supervisor Dock
Rebecca Keith – Boat Captain
Albert Thibodeaux – Ferry Hontoon
Ronald Woxberg – Boat Captain
Drake Neese – Supervisor Hontoon
Casey Meyer – Retail/Dock
Mariah Newcomb – Retail/Dock Hontoon
Thank you Blue Spring State Park and Hontoon Island team members for all you do!