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Fanning Springs State Park

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One of the best things about fall is seeing the purple spikes of berries on the Beauty Berry bush. The rest of the year the shrubs are pretty much ho hum. But in the fall they definitely liven up the place.

One of the best things about fall is seeing the purple spikes of berries on the Beauty Berry bush. The rest of the year the shrubs are pretty much ho hum. But in the fall they definitely liven up the place.

During the summer the gazebo at the end of the boardwalk is one great place to watch the big sturgeon hurl themselves out of the river landing with a resounding slap. In this photo the big fish is off in the distance a bit and hard to see well. Maybe you

During the summer the gazebo at the end of the boardwalk is one great place to watch the big sturgeon hurl themselves out of the river landing with a resounding slap. In this photo the big fish is off in the distance a bit and hard to see well. Maybe you

Resurrection ferns grow on the branches of the live oak trees.

Resurrection ferns grow on the branches of the live oak trees.


With the river running high water backs up into the springs. The once dry bottom land adjacent to the springs vanishes under a sheet of water giving the place an entirely different look.

With the river running high water backs up into the springs. The once dry bottom land adjacent to the springs vanishes under a sheet of water giving the place an entirely different look.

While Fanning Springs is not known for exciting diving, instructors teach classes here and people will sometimes use the springs to check out their gear in preparation for more challenging dives. Most people are content to snorkel.

While Fanning Springs is not known for exciting diving, instructors teach classes here and people will sometimes use the springs to check out their gear in preparation for more challenging dives. Most people are content to snorkel.

Between the gazebo and the river stands a majestic cypress tree shown in silhouette against a fading silvery sunset.

Between the gazebo and the river stands a majestic cypress tree shown in silhouette against a fading silvery sunset.


The big L shaped porch features a picnic table and porch swing. Around the corner and unseen in this photo are a couple of rocking chairs and an end table. The porches are screened and have overhead fans to keep you cool and bug free during our long hot s

The big L shaped porch features a picnic table and porch swing. Around the corner and unseen in this photo are a couple of rocking chairs and an end table. The porches are screened and have overhead fans to keep you cool and bug free during our long hot s

The non-handicapped accessible cabins have smaller bedrooms than our handicapped accessible cabin. We like to think of them as being cozy.

The non-handicapped accessible cabins have smaller bedrooms than our handicapped accessible cabin. We like to think of them as being cozy.

Looking from the dining area one sees a small couch and beyond that the doorways into the two bedrooms. To the left is the front door leading to the screened porch.

Looking from the dining area one sees a small couch and beyond that the doorways into the two bedrooms. To the left is the front door leading to the screened porch.


While Fanning Springs is not known for exciting diving, instructors teach classes here and people will sometimes use the springs to check out their gear in preparation for more challenging dives. Most people are content to snorkel.

While Fanning Springs is not known for exciting diving, instructors teach classes here and people will sometimes use the springs to check out their gear in preparation for more challenging dives. Most people are content to snorkel.