Fanning Springs State Park
Swimming Access Closed
Due to heavy rainfall and the increasing height of the Suwannee River, Fanning Springs has browned out and will be closed for swimming until clarity improves. Please check this webpage for updates on when the spring will open to swimming.
Welcome to Fanning Springs State Park
Located along the meandering Suwannee River, Fanning Springs is an inviting source of cool, clear crisp water that has attracted people for thousands of years.
Fanning Springs produces 65 million gallons of water daily, making it a second-magnitude spring. Historically, Fanning Spring was a first-magnitude springs as recently as the 1990s. The springs not only offer the perfect 72 degree water to cool down on hot Florida days, it also offers an abundance of underwater wildlife to view such as musk turtles, bass, mullet, freshwater flounder, bowfin, and manatees during the colder days, just to name a few.
Visitors can enjoy grilling and picnicking under the majestic live oaks, kids can swing and run around at the playground, and friends and family can have a friendly game of volleyball on the white sand volleyball court. We have a boardwalk that allows you to step back in time to old Florida as you stroll through a breathtaking cypress swamp with cypress knees standing six feet tall. This boardwalk ends with an overlook allowing you to see the Suwannee River and all it has to offer, including massive sturgeons jumping during the summer months.
White-tailed deer, gray squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers and barred owls are some of the animals that may be seen around the park. An overlook at the park allows you to see the spring in its entirety and has a spectacular view of the boil.
Visitors can enter the park by boat from the Suwannee River or by vehicle from U.S. Highway 19.
We offer an ADA chairlift for anyone who needs assistance into the spring. Contact the ranger station at 352-463-3420 for information.
Plan Your Visit
Scuba at Fanning Springs
Adventure on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
Fanning Springs State Park Photo Gallery
People Make the Parks
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