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Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

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18081 185th Road
Live Oak, Florida 32060

(386) 776-2194

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Peacock Spring reflecting the image of trees that surround its waters. Photo by Alex Sanchez.

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Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is closed to diving and swimming, and visitor access to Peacock I, II, and III has been restricted due to flooding from rising river levels.  We will continue to monitor the conditions will reopen as soon as they improve and it is safe to do so.

4/23/2014

 Welcome to Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida State Parks renamed Peacock Springs State Park in Live Oak to honor the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles. The park will now be known as Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State ParkPress Release. 

 

This park has two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes, all in near pristine condition. Cave divers have explored and surveyed nearly 33,000 feet of underwater passages at Peacock Springs. This park features one of the longest underwater cave systems in the continental United States. Only divers who have proof of their scuba certification are allowed to explore the underwater caverns. Around the springs, four major plant communities are represented in the mature forest stands. A nature trail leads visitors on a path tracing the twisting tunnels of the caves far below their feet. Swimming in Peacock Springs and Orange Grove Sink are popular activities during the summer. Grills and pavilions are available for picnicking.