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Fanning Springs State Park

 About Fanning Springs State Park

Front of modern visitor cabin with screened in porch and surrounded by trees at Fanning Springs State Park.


Larry Steed

The deep crystal blue clarity of Fanning Springs is a beautiful scene any time of year. This is a perfect time to enjoy the natural beauty of the park. From volleyball to a quiet hike on the trail, Fanning offers many recreational opportunities to fill your day. Fanning Springs State Park is a hub of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, featuring rental cabins and easily accessible from U.S. 19. 

Rentals, concessions, and camp store are available from Anderson's Outdoor Adventures
in the concession stand at the waterfront. Call (352) 493-1699 or visit for details.

Check out all the diverse recreational activities available in this park. If you are a SCUBA diver, proof of certification is required and you must have a dive partner (no solo diving). Swimming is open year round when the river is calm and the water is clear. 

Manatees visit Fanning Springs from time to time. Remember to give them respect and space as they are endangered species and protected by law. Otherwise enjoy swimming at any time of year. We have already had several visits from the manatees. It’s a great opportunity to take picture and enjoy one of the gentlest creatures to frequent the spring.

Changing weather conditions, spring flow and other factors can allow the tea colored river water to cover the spring. At those dark water times swimming is prohibited for your safety. Be sure to call the park ahead of time to see if swimming is open.

Fanning Springs State Park also features hiking trails and a pleasant boardwalk to view the river. The rental cabins comfortably sleep 6 people and reservations can be made through Reserve America. Feel free to call the park for more details prior to making your reservations. We look forward to your visit.


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Fanning Springs State Park is located on U.S. Hwy. 19/98 in the town of Fanning Springs.


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