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Vendor Services for Manatee Springs State Park


Anderson's Outdoor Adventures is a veteran owned and operated company specializing in outdoor adventures whose primary services include canoe and kayak rentals. Additionally, we provide camping equipment rentals and event catering-specifically BBQ.

Our primary locations are two Florida State Parks with our flagship operation at Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland, FL where we provide Manatee Springs canoe rentals. We operate the concessions building where we serve slow smoked, mouth-watering BBQ Ribs, Chicken, and Pulled pork. We keep it simple but delicious, offering coleslaw and baked beans as sides. We offer canoe and kayak rentals from the park by the hour with very low rates. Additionally, we offer up river trips where we drop our customers off so they can go down stream right back to Manatee Springs State Park. We also have pontoon boat tours you can take with friends and family. We have a variety of distances we can offer our customers with price varying on where we drop them in. For those who have their own canoes or kayaks we offer a paddle taxi service for a fee and we can accommodate stand up paddle boards too.

Manatee Springs, located on the Historic Suwannee River near Chiefland FL, is 23 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Our other Suwannee River tours operation is located at Fanning Springs State Park, 9.5 miles upriver from Manatee Springs State Park located in the quaint little city of Fanning Springs off of Highway 19. We recently expanded to the Santa Fe River and offer paddling trips between Highway 27 bridge and Highway 47 bridge right outside of High Springs, FL which is about 30 miles from Gainesville and the University of Florida.