Fanning Springs State Park

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Mark Abrizenski


The Suwannee boardwalk pavilion, is my favorite place to enjoy the peace that this park brings. Whether you come to swim in the spring, hike our trails, a quiet picnic at one of our many grills and picnic tables or stay at one of our wonderful cabins. You will leave Fanning Springs State Park re-energized. The rental cabins comfortably sleep 6 people and reservations can be made through Reserve America. Feel free to call the park for more details prior to making your reservations. We can’t forget about the large stage for all types of events and a conference room for meetings and receptions. Fanning Springs State Park also features a pleasant boardwalk to view the river and is a hub of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. Travelers on this trail can stay at our primitive group site.

Kayak, Canoe and Standup paddle board rentals are available from Anderson's Outdoor Adventures. Please call (352) 493-1699 or visit for details and delivery.

If you are a SCUBA diver, proof of certification is required and you must have a dive partner (no solo diving). Swimming is open year-round when the river is calm and the water is clear. Changing weather conditions, spring flow and other factors can allow the tea colored river water to cover the spring. At those dark water times swimming is prohibited for your safety. Be sure to call or check the website for alerts and special messages.

Manatees visit Fanning Springs from time to time. Remember to give them respect and space as they are a threatened species and protected by law. Otherwise enjoy swimming at any time of year. We have already had several visits from the manatees. It’s a great opportunity to take pictures and enjoy one of the gentlest creatures to frequent the spring.

Also come enjoy the wonderful City of Fanning Springs with its many places to eat and shop. The Nature Coast State Trail just a few hundred feet from the entrance to the south, which gives you another great reason to stay and play in Fanning Springs. Once you come and joy Fanning Springs you will look forward to your next visit.