Those wishing to discover a rewarding destination off the beaten trail while visiting Florida would be well advised to consider the appeal of Fanning Springs State Park, strikingly situated slightly inland from...more
112 State Parks 4 State Forests 1 State Memorial 17 State Historic Sites 3 State Reserves 17 State Preserves 3 National Parks 3 National Forests 2 National Memorials 1 National Historic Landmark 20 National Wildlife Refuges 1 National Seashore
Dogs in State Parks - I believe that dogs should be allowed in state parks on leash. Dog owners that allow their dogs off leash are no different than the visitors who leave trash, do not honor the park fees or disrupt other park guests by not keeping their children under control.
enjoyed our short time - We will definitely be back. The park was recovering from a flood the day before, but we were able to see the springs. The Rangers were very pleasant and helpful. We will come back when we can swim.
Fun place to visit - We had a most enjoyable time here. It was a surprise. The volunteers and craftspeople were wonderful, and very generous with their skills and knowledge. Betty Brecht, the violinist, the spinners, weavers and, especially, the blacksmith all had wonderful presentations. We enjoyed watching a nail being made.
Introduction to the Keys - This park was a gem. We had not been to the keys before. While, the campground was full, we did not feel crowded. The campground hosts were all helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable about the amenities and area. The Park Staff was more mixed. One was very helpful, but a second was rude and dismissive.
A very meaningful experience - We arrived on a busy holiday weekend. It was our first experience in a Florida State Park, and we were very impressed. The campground, trails and staff were wonderful, and the tram tour, led by Kevin, was the best nature tour we ever had. We highly recommend this park for a quality experience.
Favorite Park. But the roads need repair - Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Wonderful sugar white beaches. You can even camp right on the water. Great for fishing. Friendly park personal. But the roads through out the park are horrible. Pot hole and cracked pavement everywhere.
beautiful ! your Ranger is so helpful! - Thank you Ranger Kevin for helping my daughter and I enjoy your park - with showing us the trail guide, native shells & native species info, and a treasure trove of history. we thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality & awesome smile & friendliness :) We loved the shade of the trees & as a horticulturist, I was fascinated by all the Florida trees & id you have posted on them. what an great park! Thank you!
Great Road Trip Stop - Our family stopped at Falling Waters State Park while we were on a road trip to Jacksonville, FL. We had such a great time there creating family memories by the waterfall, exploring the sinkholes and playing in the lake.
There are also more trails there that we did not get to go on, but there are some picnic tables near the lake that we ate our lunch at.
Riding Trails are located in the Alafia River Corridor Preserve directly behind the horse stables. Your trail ride will include a demonstration, followed by a one hour trail ride. Longer trail rides are available upon request.
We offer trail rides to singles, couples, or groups. All rides are guided to assure safety for rider and horse. There are trails through the Florida Horse Park and into the Cross Florida Greenway Trail system. Most trails are shaded and quite scenic.
The only motel in Cedar Key that is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico and is a short 5-minute walk to downtown shopping and entertainment. You can fish from our private, covered pier and boat dock, relax by the water and enjoy our covered picnic area and swings or rent a bicycle, golf cart or kayak and explore all that Cedar Key has to offer