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river landscape during the day at suwannee river state park in florida

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Suwannee River State Park

Visit Suwannee River State Park where the scenic Withlacoochee River joins the historic and world-renowned Suwannee River. The park contains over 1,800 acres of natural Florida with many features such as sinks, streams, springs, limestone outcroppings and the rivers. The park has an abundance of plant and animal species including turtles, fox, deer, song birds, wildflowers, and diverse native forests.

There are six nature trails to explore. Each nature trail has something unique for you to discover. There is history from the Civil War, Little Gem spring, balanced rock, one of the state’s oldest cemeteries, and an overlook that provides a panoramic view at the intersection of the the Withlacoochee River and the Suwannee River.

Visitors can enjoy bicycling, boating, camping, fishing, picnicking, birding, hiking and canoeing. Services are available from local outfitters if you would like to rent a canoe or kayak for a paddling trip as this park is also part of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail.

Admission costs $5. You pay using the envelope payment system so bring cash with you. You put cash (or check) in the envelope, tear off the hang-tag stub, drop the envelope in the deposit box and hang the stub on your mirror. Remember to bring your mosquito repellant!

The park has 30 campsites for tent and RV camping. Each site has a picnic table, grill, clothesline, 50 amp service, water and sewer hookup. Accessible showers are centrally located. Firewood and ice are available on site. There are also 5 full-service cabins which sleep 6 and they include a dishwasher, fireplace, and large screened in porch. Please note that pets are not allowed in the cabins. Pets are permitted in the park and must be kept on a leash and well behaved at all times.

For camping information click here:
https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/web/Facilities/SearchViewUnitAvailabity.aspx

 

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