Fanning Springs State Park
18020 US 19, Fanning Springs, FL
Fanning Springs is a very popular clear water spring. Located on the east bank of the historic Suwannee River in northern Levy County, this inviting source of cool, clear water has drawn people to it for thousands of years.
Located along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, Fanning Springs produces between 40 and 60 million gallons of water daily. Swimming or snorkeling in the spring is refreshing on a hot day. Visitors can enter the park by boat from the Suwannee River or by car. Many visitors enjoy the picnic area, playground, volleyball court or use the park’s large open areas for frisbee, football, soccer or for special events. A boardwalk leads from the springs to a gazebo on the river. A 2/3 mile trail goes through a hardwood hammock where white-tailed deer, gray squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers and barred owls may be seen. Manatees sometimes visit the springs during the winter months.
Cabins are available for overnight stays. Each cabin can accommodate up to six people. These two-bedroom, one bathroom cabins have centralized heating and cooling, an electric fireplace (seasonal use), screened-in porch and fully equipped kitchen. One of the cabins is ADA accessible.
The following map and trail guide are provided courtesy of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida State Parks.