Wes Skiles Peacock Springs is a state park that has two major springs and an award-winning nature trail. Peacock Springs has one of the longest underwater cave systems in the continental U.S. with over 30,000 feet of caves. For those that would rather stay above ground, there is an interpretive nature trail that follows the cave system below your feet.
Peacock Springs is about 19 miles away from downtown Live Oak. Activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Amenities include a picnic area including grills, restrooms, and parking. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a 6-foot handheld leash at all times.
For divers that need supplies or even a place to stay, the Dive Outpost is conveniently located only 2 miles away from the park. Open water divers are only allowed in Orange Grove Sink. Scuba divers must show proof of their scuba certification before being permitted to explore the underwater caverns. Dives must be finished one hour before sundown. Solo diving is not allowed.
When you are ready to visit make sure to stop by the Luraville Country Store for great sandwiches or any little conveniences that you may have forgotten. And if you are wanting to spend a day spring hopping you don’t need to drive far! We have several springs nearby including Royal Springs and Little River Springs.
Bring cash with you to pay for the $4 entrance fee. You put cash (or check) in the envelope, drop the envelope in the deposit box and drive through the park to enjoy your day!
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