Manager's Message

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Craig Liney, Park Manager

If you are looking to get back to nature and enjoy the “Real Florida”, Suwannee River is definitely the place to be! Now is the perfect time to enjoy all that is offered at Suwannee River State Park.

We have a number of hiking trails that allow you to enjoy the real Florida.  For example, the Sand Hills trail takes you through majestic Longleaf pines and into an historic Civil War era cemetery.  This cemetery is all that remains of the once prosperous town of Columbus from the nineteenth century.

The boat launch here at the park gives you direct access to the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers.  Local outfitters offer canoe rentals and can drop you off and pick you up anywhere along the rivers.  Fishing is also a favorite pastime and can be done from anywhere in the park.  

The high banks and limestone outcroppings of the Historic Suwannee River offer a panoramic view and become the perfect backdrop for a wedding or to renew your vows.  It is also the perfect place to take unique and memorable family photos.

The park is alive with history and recreational opportunities, and is centrally located for day trips to Madison Blue Spring State Park, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, O’Leno River State Park, and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

So come spend an afternoon or maybe a weekend with us and enjoy all that Suwannee River State Park has to offer.