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Manatee Springs State Park

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11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, Florida 32626

(352) 493-6072

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Manatee Spring surrounded by towering cypress trees draped in moss.

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Manatee Springs is closed to swimming and diving due to spring brown out and rising water levels causing unsafe swimming conditions and limited visibility. Usher Boat Landing Road, Clay Boat Ramp and the boardwalk are closed due to high water conditions.  All other park amenities are open.


 Welcome to Manatee Springs State Park

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim upriver to the warmer waters of the springs. Popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, the headwaters of the spring are also a great spot for swimming. The spring run forms a sparkling stream that meanders through hardwood wetlands to the Suwannee River. Canoe and kayaking is available all year round through our concessionaire, Anderson's Outdoor Adventures, LLC.  Children enjoy the playground in the picnic area. Hiking and bicycling are available on the north end trail system. The full-facility campground is surrounded by red oak woods.