Friday, April 18, 2014

Fanning Springs State Park - 4/17/2014

Fanning Springs is a clear water spring located on the east bank of the Suwannee River.  The springs produce 40-60 million gallons of water daily. Swimming and snorkeling in the spring is very popular and there is a nice playground for kids, volley ball court, picnic areas with grills and large open areas for other sporting activities.

The swimming area was closed the day we were there due to the flooding of the Suwannee right now.

These turtles were chilling on a floating log in the area.

There's a boardwalk from the springs to a gazebo on the river.

View of the Suwannee from the gazebo.

We also explored a trail through a hardwood hammock. Check out this amphibious critter we saw in a tree.

Manatees sometimes visit the springs in the winter months, but we did not see any (unfortunately!)
We enjoyed the nature scenes here.

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