Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland

4.4
#52 of 275 in Nature in Florida
Manatee Springs State Park is located in Chiefland. To visit Manatee Springs State Park on your trip to Chiefland, use our Chiefland online sightseeing planner .
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  • This was such a beautiful and wonderful adventure. It was peaceful, quiet, calm, and beautiful. Very clean, kept up well and just a very wonderful time. I’d be back and will probably go back without a...  more »
  • This is a nice spot to take a break from the road. Camping, snacks and the cool clean water of Manatee Springs Park. Very nice mellow place!!!  more »
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  • My wife and I spent a long weekend and can't say enough good things about the park. We didn't venture out very far but I would highly recommend booking in Magnolia loop 2 if you have a smaller camper. Very secluded with only 4-5 spots in the loop. The spring was a little cloudy due to the amount of rain but was still quite beautiful. The weather was actually nicer than expected and the campsite was really shaded. My wife and I were amazed at how close the deer came to the camper.... please don't feed them. You might see an occasional possum and some raccoons. Restrooms and bath house was clean and well lit 24hrs a day. Quiet time is strongly enforced, which was nice. Would definitely recommend booking. Hopefully next time we'll be able to walk the trails a little more. There's definitely a lot to do, canoeing, tubing, diving, definitely will be back again.
  • Beautiful, just beautiful! I cannot say enough about this place. Swimming in the springs, a long walk with nature & manatees ( certain time of year) down the boardwalk, which takes you straight to the Suwanee River. Barbecues, families, gatherings, playground equipment. Best of all, the deer are so friendly they will feed from your hand.. IN THE PARKING LOT! Have a great day & night, if you decide to camp overnight. Get back to nature at Manatee Springs State Park!

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