Manatee Springs State Park

Manatee Springs is home to many reptiles, birds, fish, and mammals in addition to its namesakes, which visit from November to April to make use of the spring's warm water while their native Gulf's temperature drops. Releasing an astounding 100 million gallons of water daily, Manatee Springs has plentiful swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities for adventurous aquatic enthusiasts.

A trail system to the north welcomes hikers and bikers. A boardwalk, playground, canoe rentals, concessions stand, and picnicking areas make this an extremely family friendly location, and its unparalleled natural beauty will keep you coming back for more. If you're looking to make a splash with Florida marine life, Manatee Springs is an outstanding choice for the whole family.

Daily 8AM - sundown

$ (low cost)

Family friendly
Dogs allowed
Public bathrooms and showers
Tent Camping & RV hookups
Boardwalk to river

Chiefland - 7 miles
Cross City - 26 miles
Gainesville - 45 miles
Tallahassee - 123 miles
Jacksonville - 120 miles
Tampa - 131 miles
Atlanta, GA - 344 miles

Biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing, scuba diving, swimming.

Canoes and kayaks.