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Fanning Springs State Park

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Standing on the far end of the floating dock you can look over the swimming area to the other side. Most of it has been left in a natural state to help prevent the bank from eroding.

Standing on the far end of the floating dock you can look over the swimming area to the other side. Most of it has been left in a natural state to help prevent the bank from eroding.

A group of manatees can be seen near the floating dock. They are seen here more frequenrly in the winter although they may be seen at any time of the year.

A group of manatees can be seen near the floating dock. They are seen here more frequenrly in the winter although they may be seen at any time of the year.

The swimming area and the spring run flowing into the Suwannee River as seen from the edge of the picnic area.

The swimming area and the spring run flowing into the Suwannee River as seen from the edge of the picnic area.


A busy summer day at the park.  Weekdays are not as busy as weekends.

A busy summer day at the park. Weekdays are not as busy as weekends.

The dive platform at the springs boil is a very popular place during the summer.

The dive platform at the springs boil is a very popular place during the summer.

Visitors in the springs cooling off and having fun.  Weekdays in the summer are not as busy as the weekends.

Visitors in the springs cooling off and having fun. Weekdays in the summer are not as busy as the weekends.


Algae covered boulders line the edge of the spring boil.

Algae covered boulders line the edge of the spring boil.

Looking across the river as the sun sets one can appreciate the subtle beauty of that twilight time found between day and night.

Looking across the river as the sun sets one can appreciate the subtle beauty of that twilight time found between day and night.

Our 200 yard long boardwalk leads from the swimming area to a gazebo on the Suwannee River. There are three overlooks along the way that allow time to sit enjoy the view.

Our 200 yard long boardwalk leads from the swimming area to a gazebo on the Suwannee River. There are three overlooks along the way that allow time to sit enjoy the view.


The swimming area and the spring run flowing into the Suwannee River as seen from the edge of the picnic area.

The swimming area and the spring run flowing into the Suwannee River as seen from the edge of the picnic area.