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Suwannee River State Park

 Activities at Suwannee River State Park

Birding

Birding

Suwannee River State Park is a HUB for the Great Florida Birding Trail.  While visiting our park, you will have the opportunity to see many species in action in a variety of ecosystems.

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

A boat ramp is available.

Boating

Boating

Boat ramps are available for various watercrafts, including boats, canoes, and kayaks.

Cabins

Cabins

Located along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, each of five oak-shaded cabins accommodates up to six people. These spacious two bedroom cabins have centralized heating and cooling, an electric fireplace, screened porch and kitchenette. An ADA-accessible cabin is available. Cabins are fully equipped with linens and kitchen utensils. There is a two night minimum stay on weekends.  For the guest's relaxation, televisions and phones are not provided.

Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287. Pets are not permitted in cabins.

Cabin Rental: $100.00 plus tax, per night.

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Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

Located along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, Suwannee River State Park has 30 campsites that can accommodate tents and RVs. Each campsite has a picnic table, grill, clothesline, 50 amp electric service, water and sewer hook-ups. An accessible restroom with showers is centrally located in the campground. Pets are welcome. Firewood is available for sale on-site.

Maximum RV length = 55 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Camping, Youth

Camping, Youth

Two youth tent camping areas are available. Call the park at (386) 362-2746 for reservations and information.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Both upper portions of the Suwannee River Canoe Trail and the Withlacoochee River Canoe Trail begin in Georgia and end at the park. The lower Suwannee River Canoe Trail begins at the park and ends at the Gulf of Mexico.

Family Reunions

Family Reunions

Year round families enjoy our two open aired picnic pavilions and vast day use area for their family events.  BBQ grills, picnic tables, and a playground make it the perfect location for your next reunion.

Fishing

Fishing

Visitors can enjoy fishing along the bank of the Suwannee River. Catches of catfish, bass, and panfish reward the persistent angler. A Florida freshwater fishing license may be required.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Nature study is easy on the Suwannee River Trail, which winds along the high banks of the river and along Lime Sink Run. Interpretive labels explain the hammock and its various plants and animals for those who take the self-guided tour. The Sandhills Trail takes visitors from the picnic area to the Columbus Cemetery. The open forest of pines here contrasts with the hardwood hammock along the river trail. A section of this trail runs along the route of the old stage road, which ran from Pensacola to Jacksonville and was the major route of travel in the early 1800s. Note: All trails are for foot traffic only. Vehicles and horses are not permitted.

The Florida National Scenic Trail runs through Suwannee River State Park and is maintained by the Florida Trail Association

NOTICE: Access to the Big Oak Trail, primitive campsite, and the Florida National Scenic Trail at the Withlacoochee River and CR 141 has been closed.

For access, continue North on SW CR 141 to SW 74th Street and head east. Go South on SW 44th Lane until the last dirt road (SW 77th Street). Go East on SW 77th Street until you get to the public boat ramp where you will join the National Florida Scenic Trail to the North, or South on the National Florida Scenic Trail to connect with the Big Oak Trail and primitive campsite.

*Note: You would have to backtrack the same route from the Big Oak Trail or primitive campsite to the public boat ramp.

 

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Suwannee River State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and can not be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in our buildings or cabins.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

Suwannee River State Park has two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) era open air picnic pavilions available for reservation.  Picnic tables, adjoining restroom facilities, and adjacent BBQ grills will make your family event memorable.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Two picnic pavilions are available in addition to the individual picnic tables and grills. Picnic tables and grills are standard at the 31 campsites located in the family campground.

Playground

Playground

A wonderful playground for children of all ages can be found in close proximity of the picnic pavilions as well as our full facility campground.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Suwannee River State Park has restrooms located in both picnic pavilions in the day use area. 

Walking

Walking

Suwannee River State Park has a variety of trails through several types of ecosystems to enjoy. 

The Florida National Scenic Trail runs through Suwannee River State Park and is maintained by the Florida Trail Association

Water Fountain/Potable Water

Water Fountain/Potable Water

Water fountains can be found at the Ranger Station as well as the Day Use Area.  Potable water can be found throughout the Park for public use.

Weddings

Weddings

The majestic Suwannee River runs through the park exposing beautiful cliffs and breathtaking limestone outcroppings.  There are several serene spots around the park that would allow for memorable ceremony locations. There are two historic picnic pavilions for reception areas.  Five vacation cabins are available for the wedding party to prepare for the ceremony, hold a reception, or the perfect romantic location for the honeymoon! For more information on pricing and capacity, please call 386-362-2746.

For photos and more information, download Your Dream Wedding at Suwannee River State Park (PDF - 0.61KB)

 

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is possible at this park