Experiences & Amenities
Imagine tracing the serpentine caves and caverns of Peacock Springs as you wind your way from spring to sink, following this well-shaded 1.2-mile interpretive trail through the park's upland plant communities.
Interpretive displays containing photographs and maps showcasing what lies directly below your feet are positioned along the way. You are given a glimpse of an underwater world few venture to see: millennia-old geologic features, cave dwellings creatures or even a cave diver gliding silently below.
Start the trail after viewing the stunning Peacock I Spring near the last parking area; you may be lucky enough to see cave divers beginning or ending their journey as well.
For everyone's safety, the following rules must be followed:
- All divers must show proof of certification before diving or leave certifications visible on the dashboard of the car.
- All divers are asked to sign in using the diver sign-in form.
- Dive parties must consist of at least two divers. No solo diving is permitted.
- Cavern and cave diving is available to certified dive teams in Orange Grove Sink and Peacock Springs.
- Open water divers are allowed in Orange Grove Sink only.
- Open water divers are not permitted to carry lights.
- Dives must be conducted in designated areas only and within the limits of the diver's certification.
- Entering or surfacing anywhere but Peacock Springs or Orange Grove Sink is prohibited unless necessary to ensure the safety of the divers.
- All student divers must sign in under an instructor's permit.
- Instructors conducting a class must have a current Commercial Dive Permit.
- The use of scooters (DPVs) is prohibited within the park.
- Fossils and other artifacts are not to be disturbed or moved. Any aquatic plants or animals that you encounter shall not be trampled or otherwise disturbed.
- Do not carve or otherwise deface rocks or any other surfaces.
- Dives must be concluded one hour before sundown.
- All persons participating in scuba diving activity do so at their own risk.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Peacock Springs State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot, handheld leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Dogs are not permitted in the springs.
- See our Pet Policy.
Facilities are limited at Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park. A portable restroom and separate changing room are available at each parking area. There is no potable water available in the park.