Fanning Springs State Park
Fanning Springs State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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crysaskew2018
Cordele, GA161 contributions
Family
This park was perfect. The facilities were clean and it was not over crowded at all.
The picnic areas were well shaded and the swim area easily accessed
Written 4 July 2022
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Sylvie521
Riverview, FL187 contributions
This is a beautiful park. There was a nice 3/4 mile hike that we walked twice. It has signs around the trail to introduce plant and animal life. The spring is closed for swimming but you can walk around the boardwalk and it is a nice walk. There are pavilions and picnic spots as well as a playground and bathroom facilities. The big problem were the ticks! All of us and our dogs were covered by many, many ticks!
Written 14 April 2022
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eal24601
Myrtle Beach, SC118 contributions
Stopped by this small park while in the area. Will probably come back to swim next time we're in the area. The water was so clear! We did get to see a mama and baby manatee!
Written 29 January 2022
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Audrey B
Opelika, AL48 contributions
Beautiful but small. Not a lot of options but to float in the springs, which would have been lovely I'm sure, but it was so so cold. We decided to leave (even though we just paid $6 entry) to check out Manatee Springs (20 min away) which we heard had a little more to do. We ended up loving Manatee Springs much more. I told my daughter (18 years old) she may want to go to Fanning Springs instead of Manatee Springs due to the much clearer blue water. (She was scared to death of alligators). She went, but said the water was colder and she returned to Manatee Springs. So, Fanning more beautiful, Manatee more things to do like canoeing, nature river walk where we saw alligators, jumping fish, turtles, and snakes, tube rental, etc.
Written 14 June 2021
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RandS
2 contributions
Not sure where I picked up all the ticks, on the short hike or at the spring. I did not brush up against anything on the trail but sat down on the concrete at the spring. Picked off at least 10 tiny tiny ticks, I hope I got them all. No warning from park officials about the tick issue. Good luck, you are going to need it.

Funny question at the end of this review about this place being a romantic spot. Yeh, if you like ticks getting real intimate with you.
Written 28 April 2021
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ChrisStephanie
Plantation, FL23 contributions
Family
We stayed in the cabins and everything was wonderful. Fully stocked kitchen.... even a dishwasher with detergent. My favorite was the wrap around screened porch and swing and an easy walk to the spring throughout your day. The cabin was super clean.... will definitely go back.
Written 7 April 2021
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Frank and Kathy C
4 contributions
The springs might usually be nice but they were closed for swimming due to high water in the Suwannee. But the state park didn't put this info on their website so we drove 3 hrs to enjoy a swim and picnic. We did the picnic and a short little hike but they need to do a better job of updating the website. And watch out for ticks, our dog picked up bunches of tiny nymph ticks that we had to pick off each other as well.
Written 31 March 2021
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panamadreamin1
Panama City, Panama8 contributions
A beautiful afternoon in a unique and well kept FL State Park. Colorful serene springs that flow into the Swannee River I recall. Picnic tables and areas under the live oaks draped in Spanish moss. A trail through majestic Cyprus trees. $6 entrance in our car for a relaxing afternoon :-)
Written 6 December 2020
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Toni R
Crystal River, FL3 contributions
A stunning park to visit at any time of year, but best on a hot day if you have the time to swim! Perfect 'Old Florida' experience, great for a nature walk. Birds and wildlife are frequent visitors and add to the appeal.
Written 3 November 2020
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VWtgGgpvCXER4
Ocala, FL193 contributions
Very nice park. Swim, relax, cool down from the Florida heat. Not many tourists find their way here. Nice little historical town.
Written 24 October 2020
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Fanning Springs State Park - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Fanning Springs State Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM