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Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park, Live Oak

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Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is a 733-acre (297 ha) Florida State Park located on Peacock Springs Road, two miles (3 km) east of Luraville and on State Road 51, 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Live Oak, Florida. Activities include picnicking, swimming and diving, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are deer, bobcats, raccoon, squirrels, beaver and otters, as well as turkey, blue heron and barred owls. The park name commemorates the work of diver and explorer Wes Skiles. Prior to 2010 the park was known as Peacock Springs State Park. Amenities include a nature trail, six sinkholes, and Peacock and Bonnet Springs, with miles of underwater caves popular with cave divers. The two springs are tributaries of the Suwannee River. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

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  • Great parking next to the path to get you into the water quickly. if you are a snorkeler or a diver, this is a great place to visit. The duck weed might be off putting for some, but wasn't a... 
    Great parking next to the path to get you into the water quickly. if you are a snorkeler or a diver, this is a great place to visit. The duck weed might be off putting for some, but wasn't a...  more »
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  • Very pretty, small natural state park, not all pavement and people which is nice. This spring is more like a clear pond or small spring lake (almost like a large kidney shaped pool) which is different than most springs around here that usually run to a river. Very cool laid back vibe, some nature trails and picnic tables along with some bathrooms and such. Only 4$ bucks to enter and usually stays open until 8 during the summer. Swimming is allowed so make sure to bring a towel! We were lucky enough on this visit to see a family of Otters playing. Worth the drive to visit some of natural Florida!!
  • Very pretty and peaceful except holidays . This is more for nature lovers n scuba divers not open water swimming. There are gators in springs and it's a cave divers paradise. NO PETS Not really for kids either

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