Manatee Springs State Park
Manatee Springs State Park, Northwest 115 Street, Chiefland, FL, USA
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. HOURS Daily 8AM - sundown ADMISSION $ (low cost) OTHER Family friendly Dogs allowed Public bathrooms and showers Tent Camping & RV hookups Playground Boardwalk to river NEARBY TOWNS Chiefland - 7 miles Cross City - 26 miles Gainesville - 45 miles Tallahassee - 123 miles Jacksonville - 120 miles Tampa - 131 miles Atlanta, GA - 344 miles ACTIVITIES Biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing, scuba diving, swimming. RENTALS Canoes and kayaks.