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Manatee Springs State Park

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A large diamondback rattlesnake crossing an area of sand in a remote location of the park. The snake has recently eaten as the belly is distended along the posterior one-third of its body. Photograph was taken on a cool day in November.

A large diamondback rattlesnake crossing an area of sand in a remote location of the park. The snake has recently eaten as the belly is distended along the posterior one-third of its body. Photograph was taken on a cool day in November.

Red Shouldered Hawk is perched on a tree keeping a watchful eye on the forest floor for food.

Red Shouldered Hawk is perched on a tree keeping a watchful eye on the forest floor for food.

Double-crested Cormorant makes waves as she searches for fish in the river.

Double-crested Cormorant makes waves as she searches for fish in the river.


Under the canopy of Cypress and Tupelo trees, walk along the spring run out to the Suwannee River. Overlooks provide great spots to view turtles sunning, mullet jumping, and the Florida Manatee.

Under the canopy of Cypress and Tupelo trees, walk along the spring run out to the Suwannee River. Overlooks provide great spots to view turtles sunning, mullet jumping, and the Florida Manatee.

Access to the river is easy with our boat dock located at the end of boardwalk. Also a great place to fish.  You could expect to catch bass, catfish, bream, and mullet.

Access to the river is easy with our boat dock located at the end of boardwalk. Also a great place to fish. You could expect to catch bass, catfish, bream, and mullet.

The Manatee Spring produces an average of 100 million gallons of water a day.  Great place to snorkel and swim in the constant seventy-two degree waters.

The Manatee Spring produces an average of 100 million gallons of water a day. Great place to snorkel and swim in the constant seventy-two degree waters.


Accompanied by an adult, kids can play on our playground equipped with swings, slides and even a peek-a-boo tunnel.

Accompanied by an adult, kids can play on our playground equipped with swings, slides and even a peek-a-boo tunnel.

Under the shade of oak and cypress trees, relax in peace and tranquility. Pileated Woodpecker and King Fisher can often be seen among the tree branches that canopy the spring and spring run.

Under the shade of oak and cypress trees, relax in peace and tranquility. Pileated Woodpecker and King Fisher can often be seen among the tree branches that canopy the spring and spring run.

Canoe in the calm, clear waters of our spring run that meanders out to the historic Suwannee River. Great way to view wading birds such as the Snowy Egret and the Great Blue Heron.

Canoe in the calm, clear waters of our spring run that meanders out to the historic Suwannee River. Great way to view wading birds such as the Snowy Egret and the Great Blue Heron.


Under the shade of oak and cypress trees, relax in peace and tranquility. Pileated Woodpecker and King Fisher can often be seen among the tree branches that canopy the spring and spring run.

Under the shade of oak and cypress trees, relax in peace and tranquility. Pileated Woodpecker and King Fisher can often be seen among the tree branches that canopy the spring and spring run.