Wes Skiles Peacock Springs is a special place worth visiting in any season. Summer, with its still hot temperatures and longer days, is a busy season at Peacock Springs. Those extra hours allow you more time and opportunity to come out for a walk to take in and be a part of the natural beauty surrounding you. Follow our interpretive trail where you will find information and photos of the world...
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Approximately 1,000 years ago, the land that is now Peacock Springs State Park was pushed up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico to rest on a limestone platform. Its geologic growth hasn't stopped. Recent research has documented a 30 percent increase in the size of this platform since 1957. In 1875, Dr. John Calvin Peacock purchased the land on which the springs are located. He was a man of many talents and trades including raising cattle, practicing medicine and holding church services in his home. By the late 19th century, the springs also provided an important source of water and recreation to the town of Luraville. Originally purchased by the Nature Conservancy to protect the stand of Florida maple found in its hardwood forest, Peacock Springs State Park was later acquired by the state of Florida and was opened to the public in 1993.