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Troy Spring State Park
Troy Spring State Park © Ebyabe / CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
Troy Springs State Park Sign at park entrance.
Troy Spring State Park © Ebyabe / CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
Troy Springs State Park Stairs from the observation deck down to the springs area.
TROY SPRING STATE PARK
TROY SPRING STATE PARK
674 N.E. Troy Springs Road
The depths of this spring contain the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in the spring run in 1863 to keep it from being captured. A recent addition to the state park system, Troy Spring now has an entrance road, restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for canoeists and boaters on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Bring the family for an old fashioned swimming hole party! Only open-water scuba diving is permitted and divers must be certified; no solo diving is allowed. Trails for hiking and horseback riding are being developed. Located off County Road 425, 1.3 miles north of U.S. 27.
History of the Area
Troy Springs contains one underwater historic site; the submerged remains of the steamship "The Madison". The Madison was built around 1844 or 1854 for Captain James M. Tucker and named for his hometown of Madison, Florida. The Madison served as a floating mail service and trading post during the 1850?s. During the Civil War in 1863, the Madison was scuttled in the spring run to keep it from getting into the wrong hands. Today, the remains of the Madison can still be seen through the clear spring water.
Passes
Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for discounted or free passes may use this method to receive their pass. Annual Entrance Passes may be purchased online by visiting the FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNUALENTRANCE PASSES web page.
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Swimming
Swim in the 72 degree spring water while viewing a variety of fish and turtles. Snorkel down the spring run and see the remains of the scuttled Confederate steamship Madison.Swim at your own risk. NO lifeguard on duty.
Boating
Troy Springs is located between mile marker 82 and 83 on the Suwannee River. A boat dock is available for day use.
Canoeing
Canoeing and kayaking is available year round down the famous Suwannee River.
Fishing
Fishing in the river is allowed with current Florida fishing license. NO fishing in swimming areas.
Scuba Diving
All divers must show proof of certification before diving.All diving is open water only.No solo diving is permitted.Dives cannot extend past 5:00 p.m.No lights for open water dives.Instructors conducting a class must have a Commercial Dive Permit.


Location
Troy Spring State Park is located near Lake City

Horse Area
Equestrian trails are available on Suwannee River Water Management Ruth Springs Tract property located just outside Troy Springs. Call for more information.
Picnicking
Picnic facilities are located by the beautiful spring. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Trails
Enjoy a peaceful stroll on our ? mile nature trail weaving through dense hardwood hammock.

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Area Campgrounds
Ellie Ray's River Landing
3349 Nw 110th Street
Branford , FL
386-935-1099
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Sweet Magnolia Inn - Saint Marks, FL
BBs / Inns
Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
73.1 miles from park*
Pets
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Troy Springs State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and can not be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in the springs.

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