Fanning Springs State Park, Fanning Springs

#109 of 276 in Nature in Florida
Fanning Springs State Park is a Florida State Park, located on US 19/98 in the town of Fanning Springs. It contains one of the state's 33 first magnitude springs. As of 2008, decreased water emission levels at the springs technically requalify the first magnitude status as "historical first magnitude."
The original occupants of the land were native aborigines, "paleo-Indian people", beginning 14,000 years ago, and several of sites previously occupied by them have been located within the park. The area has been used for recreation, and in 1993 the state acquired the park. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection took over care of the park in 1997.
The Nature Coast State Trail, which follows abandoned railway lines, has a junction at Fanning Springs near the state park.
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  • Found in Fanning Springs Florida on the Suwanee river. Large picnic area, walking trails, luxury cabins and beautiful springs..Come by road or boat. One draw back. A natural area so watch for...  more »
  • Fanning Springs is absolutely beautiful but just a little small. The temperature is a chilly 72 degrees year round (common in most springs). Definitely a must do and see. Excellent for swimming but...  more »
  • This place is amazing! The water is so clear, even at the 20ft+ deep area. It has ramps to walk into the water and it has a lift for disabled people. I was impressed with this place. We'll be visiting again.
  • Our group reserved all 5 cabins for the weekend and had a blast! The cabins are clean, spacious and have great air conditioning! The springs are beautiful and were not crowded at all during our stay (mid-May). We snorkeled and dove and enjoyed the boardwalk, as well. Nice playground for the kids. The park rangers were also very friendly and helpful.

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